Arrest made after 70-year-old woman badly beaten, allegedly called anti-Asian slurs on Metro bus in Eagle Rock

EAGLE ROCK, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A woman was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting an elderly woman on a Metro bus in Eagle Rock.

The 70-year-old woman was beaten last week, and the suspect allegedly used anti-Asian slurs before the attack.

But the victim's son says she is a Mexican-American from Highland Park.

The victim was left badly bruised with a broken nose and concussion.

Police records show 23-year-old Yasmine Beasley was arrested April 9.

Investigators are still determining whether the attack will be deemed a hate crime.

Copyright © 2021 KABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.