• Tammel Esco, from Yonkers, was arrested Friday
  • Esco was charged with felony counts of attempted murder as a hate crime and assault as a hate crime
  • The victim suffered facial bone fractures and bleeding on the brain

A man in New York has been charged with attempted murder for assaulting a 67-year-old Asian woman and calling her racial slur in a violent hate crime last week. A surveillance video of the incident showed the victim getting punched more than 125 times, police said.

The police arrested the suspect, identified as 42-year-old Tammel Esco, from Yonkers, for brutally punching the victim in the head and knocking her to the ground while the woman tried to get into her apartment Friday. Esco was charged with felony counts of attempted murder as a hate crime and assault as a hate crime, ABC 7 NY reported.

The victim who has not been publicly identified suffered facial bone fractures and bleeding on the brain. She is reportedly in stable condition, police said.

Esco reportedly yelled "Asian b****" at her as she walked past him and followed the woman to the apartment building before assaulting her, NBC Chicago reported.

The surveillance video released by the police Monday shows the suspect approaching the victim from behind and repeatedly punching and stomping her while the victim tries to unlock her front door. The horrifying video shows Esco continuing the assault even after the woman helplessly falls on the ground.

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Esco who lives in the same apartment was taken into custody after a witness called 911 and reported the incident.

"This is one of the most appalling attacks I have ever seen" John Mueller, Yonkers Police Commissioner, said in a statement. "To beat a helpless woman is despicable, and targeting her because of her race makes it more so," Mueller said.

After being arraigned Saturday, Esco was ordered to be held in custody at the Westchester County Jail, according to court records.

"Hate crimes are beyond intolerable in our city. I applaud our Yonkers Police for swiftly apprehending this violent criminal and removing him from our streets," Mayor Mike Spano said in a statement Monday. "I expect the suspect to be charged to the fullest extent of the law for his heinous actions. I continue to keep the victim and her family in our thoughts and prayers," Spano added.

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