STATEMENT ON THE ARREST OF SUSPECT IN VIOLENT
ASSAULT ON 65-YEAR-OLD FILIPINA IN MANHATTAN
The Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in New York welcomes the arrest this morning of the suspect in the violent assault of a 65-year-old Filipina in Midtown Manhattan on Monday. We thank the New York Police Department (NYPD) and all those who, in one way or another, contributed to the efforts that led to the arrest of Brandon Elliot. In view of the alarming surge in hate crimes against members of the Asian Community in the United States, the Consulate General would like to remind our kababayans in New York and surrounding areas to remain vigilant and to immediately report any incident by calling 911 or the Asian Hate Crimes Task Force of the NYPD at 1-800-440-HATE.