Police arrested a suspect who assaulted a 65-year-old Asian woman in an unprovoked attack outside a Manhattan building over the weekend.
Brandon Elliot, 38, is charged with assault as a hate crime, the NY Daily News reported.
Authorities arrested Elliot early Wednesday morning at the Four Points by Sheraton, a hotel-turned-homeless-shelter on W. 40th Street.
Concerned citizens phoned in tips to a Crime Stoppers hotline after watching the shocking video.
According to the NYPD, Elliot is a parolee who murdered his own mother.
At age 19, Elliot fatally stabbed his mother three times in the chest in front of his then 5-year-old sister. A jury convicted Elliot of murder and sentenced him to 15 years to life in prison.
Elliot was released on parole last year. Police say he is the brute seen in a viral video kicking and stomping the elderly woman outside a luxury Manhattan building.
He reportedly assaulted the woman as she walked through Hell's Kitchen on her way to church around 11:40 a.m. Monday.
In the video, Brandon Elliot kicked the woman in her abdomen and knocked her to the ground.
The shocking assault went viral on the internet, sparking outrage around the world.
Workers who watched the attack from inside the building were suspended from their jobs on Monday.