Police said Brandon Elliot, 38, is the man seen on surveillance video kicking and stomping the woman near Times Square on Monday. The woman was attacked in front of an apartment building. Two lobby workers witnessed the violence but no one intervened or called , police said. Their union said Wednesday they told a union representative that they waited until the attacker left because he had a knife and then flagged down a police car.
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Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Editor's note: An earlier version of this story said the suspect had been charged with a hate crime, citing CBS News reporting. However, a representative for the New York Police Department told Insider the case is not being investigated as a hate crime at this time. The story has been updated to reflect this. The attack, which was caught on video, is one of many violent incidents directed at Asian Americans in the past year, according to activists.
A lone assailant was seen on surveillance video Monday kicking the year-old woman in the stomach, knocking her to the ground and stomping on her face, all as police say he shouted anti-Asian slurs at her. Their union said they called for help immediately. The attacker was able to casually walk away while onlookers watched, the video showed. Go and try and help.