Brandon Elliot Biography, Wiki
Brandon Elliot, The New York Police Department told Fox News Wednesday that the man wanted in a brutal beating of an Asian woman in Midtown Manhattan earlier this week has been arrested and charged.
Brandon Elliot is 38-years-old.
Charged & Arrested
The man who beat an Asian woman to the ground then kicked her in the head in a brutal, caught-on-camera hate attack in Midtown earlier this week was arrested by police early Wednesday morning, cops said.
Brandon Elliot, was arrested at about 2 a.m. Wednesday and hit with a number of charges, including assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime, police said.
Elliot lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter, according to cops.
The suspect has been identified as 38-year-old Brandon Elliot. He was arrested at about 2 a.m. and subsequently charged with assault as a hate crime and attempted assault as a hate crime.
The New York Post, which first reported on the arrest, said Elliot lives in a homeless shelter near where the attack occurred.
NYPD says 65-year-old Asian American woman was walking to church this morning when suspect assaulted her and said “f*** you, you don’t belong here.” Happened in front of 360 W. 43rd St. 11:40am. Sources say building security guard not only failed to render her aid… 1/2 pic.twitter.com/ZLtQEHHJci
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 30, 2021
The beating was brutal and was caught on surveillance video from inside a lobby in Midtown.
The Post, citing police, reported that the suspect yelled anti-Asian statements while he beat the woman. Sources told the paper that the assailant yelled, “F—k you, you don’t belong here.”
The video appears to show the 65-year-old woman getting kicked in the stomach, which causes her to fall. The assailant proceeds to pummel her while she is on the ground, kicking her in the head and body.
An individual described in reports as a security guard — seems unwilling to render aid to the woman, and instead closes the door after the attack. The paper said the suspect is in police custody until his arraignment.
Staff members were suspended by the building management after the attack — and the lack of response — drew national outrage.
“The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union,” a statement by building management said. “The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken.”
On Tuesday, the victim’s daughter’s boyfriend told The Post that her attacker “locked eyes” with her — then beat her so mercilessly that “she wasn’t there” after the first blow.
“She said he was walking towards her and he locked eyes with her,” said the woman’s daughter’s boyfriend, who gave his first name, Luca. “She tried to avoid him, like how people do when you walk in New York City, but he came right for her. After the first hit, she wasn’t even there. I can’t see how she got up from that.”
The victim was rushed to NYU Langone Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, authorities said.
Elliot was being held at a Midtown police precinct pending his arraignment.