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An arrest was made early Wednesday in a brutal attack on a year-old Asian woman that drew widespread outrage after footage of the assault was released. Brandon Elliot, 38, has been charged with two counts of assault in the second degree as a hate crime, and one count of attempted assault in the first degree as a hate crime, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. Elliot was already on lifetime parole for fatally stabbing his mother inauthorities said. He was freed from prison in Novemberaccording to police.
No other details about the murder were released.
Elliot lived in a hotel that served as a homeless shelter, according to police. He was taken into custody at the hotel around midnight, police said. His attorneys did not seek bail, but asked that he receive medical attention, according to the news station.
A judge ordered Elliot to be held without bail pending trial. The Legal Aid Society, which represents Elliot, said in a statement: "We strongly urge the public to reserve judgment until all the facts are presented in court.
Elliot has a constitutional right to counsel and due process. The attack on the Asian woman, who was on her way to church, unfolded about a.
Monday in the block of West 43rd Street, which is in the Hell's Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan, police said. Police released video that captured a man kicking the victim in her stomach, causing her to fall to the ground. The man then stomped the woman's head multiple times while making anti-Asian statements, police said.
The woman, who is of Filipino descent, was diagnosed at the hospital with a fractured pelvis, the DA's office said. She was discharged Tuesday. Asian-American New Yorkers belong here. Everyone belongs here," Vance said. Video appeared to show that as the assault continued, at least three people in the lobby of a luxury apartment stood by and watched. One closed the door as the assailant walked away and left the woman on the ground, the video showed.
Early Tuesday, the Brodsky Organization, which manages the luxury apartments, old the company suspended the apartment building staff members who witnessed the attack and appeared not to come to for woman's grant. In a statement posted on Instagramthe company said it "condemns all forms of violence, racism, xenophobia, and violence against the Asian American asian.
Grace Meng, D-N. The incident, one of two violent attacks captured on camera in New York City recently, was the latest in a wave of crimes against Asian Americans across the country. An analysis of police department statistics this month revealed that 16 wanted cities across the U. The analysis, released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino, found that while hate crimes decreased overall by 7 percent last year, those targeting Asian people rose by nearly percent.
New York ed for the largest surge from three in to 28 inan percent increase. On Tuesday, the White House announced initiatives to address anti-Asian violence amid younger attention male attacks against Asian Americans, including Monday's violent assault and the metro Atlanta spa shootings this month that left eight people dead — six of whom were Asian women.
The initiative included funding for AAPI survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and research on bias against Asian Americans, the White House said. On Tuesday, Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif. And that's why we are coming together.
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Lawmakers introduce bill addressing violence toward Asian Americans April 1, Wilson Wong. Lauren Egan and Phil Helsel contributed.