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NYPD has confirmed an arrest in the attack on a 65-year-old Asian woman on W43rd Street in Hell’s Kitchen.
Brandon Elliott, 38, will be in court today to be charged with the assault. He is also accused of making Anti-Asian remarks.
Elliot served 17 years in prison for stabbing his mother to death in 2002. He was paroled in 2019 and initial reports say he was living at one of the local hotels that are being temporarily used as homeless shelters.
Yesterday, Asian American, anti-violence, bystander action and community organizations gathered at the scene with New York politicians to denounce the attack.