Brandon Elliot was released from prison in 2019

A suspect has been arrested for kicking a 65-year-old Asian American woman in the face in Manhattan.

The elderly woman was walking in midtown on Monday when a man rushed up to her and kicked her in the stomach.

As she fell, the man continued to repeatedly stomp on her face whilst hurling racist anti-Asian slurs at her. He then casually walked away.

Video footage showed a man inside a nearby building stopping what he was doing to watch the attack. Two men in blazers are also seen closing the door as the woman lays helpless on the ground. None of the three men did anything to assist the woman.

Police have since announced that Brandon Elliot has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime.

The 38-year-old was already on lifetime parole after fatally stabbing his mother in 2002. He was released from prison in 2019.

The incident follows a series of attacks on Asian Americans.

Most recently, Asian American City Council candidate Susan Lee was pushed down the stairs of the New York Subway.

In San Francisco, a 19-year-old Asian hate crime victim was shot in the eye.

Also in San Francisco, an Asian woman was attacked and dragged by a getaway car.

Additionally, a 13-year-old boy was racially attacked in Flushing.

In LA, a 28-year-old Asian mother has died in a fatal shooting in Compton.

Two weeks ago, eight women were shot and killed at three massage parlours in Atlanta.


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