Police arrested the New York man seen on video kicking and stomping on an elderly Asian-American in NYC, according to NBC New York.
The man identified as Brandon Elliot, 38 was convicted of stabbing his mother to death in the Bronx in 2002, when he was 19. He was released from prison in 2019 and is on lifetime parole.
Elliot was seen on video approaching the 65-year-old Asian woman later identified as Vilma Kari, infront of the apartment building at 360 West 43 Street. Elliot kicked Kari in the stomach, knocked her to the ground, stomped on her face, shouted anti-Asian slurs and told her, “you don’t belong here.”
She was discharged from the hospital on Tuesday after being treated for serious injuries, a hospital spokesperson said.
He faces charges of assault as a hate crime, attempted assault as a hate crime, assault and attempted assault.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack “absolutely disgusting and outrageous.” He said it was “absolutely unacceptable” that witnesses did not intervene.
“I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do, you’ve got to help your fellow New Yorker,” de Blasio said Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the Brodsky Organization, which manages the building where the assault took place suspended their employees who witnessed the attack and did nothing to help.