A man in Yonkers has been arrested on attempted murder for beating a 67-year-old Asian woman, NBC New York reports.

The incident was caught on camera, which Yonkers Police Commissioner John Mueller called a “despicable” act.

“This defendant must be held to the maximum punishment allowed by law to send a clear message that hateful, violent behavior will not be tolerated in our communities,” Mueller said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and her family, that she may make a full recovery." The victim endured various facial injuries and brain bleeding, although she is expected to survive. She is currently hospitalized.

Tammel Esco, the 42-year-old suspect, allegedly called the victim a racial slur and attacked her moments later. According to The New York Times, Esco punched the victim over 125 times and also stomped his foot on her and spit on her.

"Hate crimes are beyond intolerable in our city," Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano said Monday. "I applaud our Yonkers Police for swiftly apprehending this violent criminal and removing him from our streets... I continue to keep the victim and her family in our thoughts and prayers."