Man arrested in string of hate crime attacks in NYC

An arrest has been made after an Asian woman was randomly attacked as the suspect pulled her hair without ever saying a word.

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- We begin tonight with breaking news in Brooklyn. One man arrested for three attacks on people of Asian descent. 27-year-old Joseph Russo, who's now facing charges including assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Now one attack was caught on camera two weeks ago. It shows a man grabbing and pulling a 32-year-old woman's hair until she is able to break free. That attack was unprovoked. Police say the same man was caught on camera two days ago near the scene where he pushed a 77-year-old man to the ground. The third attack involved shoving a 64-year-old woman to the ground.