Who is Brandon Elliot?
Brandon Elliot is a suspected man from New York who was reportedly caught on camera kicking a 65-year-old Asian-American woman in the head and stomping on her several times in New York. Elliot was arrested on Wednesday and charged with felony assault as a hate crime.
Brandon Elliot, a parolee out on supervised release, has been arrested & charged w/ this brutal assault.
— Commissioner Shea (@NYPDShea) March 31, 2021
The victim has not been identified.
How old is Brandon Elliot?
Brandon Elliot is 38 years old as of the year 2021.
Brandon Elliot New York
As reported by the New York Post, Elliot lives in a nearby hotel that serves as a homeless shelter. He crossed paths with the woman on West 43 Street near Ninth Avenue on Monday morning, where he hurled anti-Asian abuses at her first, before attacking her.
Elliott yelled “F**k you, you don’t belong here” at the woman, according to the police.
Brandon Elliot Mother
The victim’s daughter’s boyfriend, Luca, said he locked eyes with her as she tried to avoid him.
“She said he was walking towards her and he locked eyes with her,” he explained. “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,” he added.
Brandon Elliot Footage
The video footage shows that he kicked her to the ground and then proceeded to stomp on her several times. The attack was caught on camera and there were several witnesses, including staff of a residential building in front of which the attack took place.
However, as the footage showed, no one came forward to help her.
Here is graphic video of the assault on the older Asian woman by a black male suspect in NYC. The building security who witnessed the attack did not help her. They closed the door. pic.twitter.com/F8DesENSCu
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) March 30, 2021
The Brodsky Organization, which manages the building, posted a statement on Instagram addressing the attack. The post said that the organization “condemns all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian-American community.”
And that “the staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union.”
Brandon Elliot Arrested
The official account of NYPD Hate Crime Task Force confirmed Elliot’s arrest: “Thanks to assistance from the public and excellent investigative work by @NYPDHateCrimes Detectives, the individual wanted for Monday’s assault of a 65-year-old Asian female, at 360 West 43rd St, was arrested and charged with Felony Assault as a Hate Crime,” it tweeted.
Brandon Elliot Hate Crime
The victim suffered from a fractured pelvis and bruising on the left side of her face.
She was taken to NYU Langone Hospital. As per authorities, her condition was listed as stable. Hate crimes against Asian-Americans have come under the spotlight after the Atlanta spa shootings, where most of the victims were of Asian descent.