A woman was arrested Tuesday night in the case of a 91-year-old Mexican man who was brutally beaten with a concrete brick in an allegedly racist attack in Willowbrook, California, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.

The reported incident occurred on July 4, and a witness told The Washington Post that he saw a woman push the man, Rodolfo Rodriguez, to the ground and hit him. She reportedly yelled at the man, “Go back to your country.”

Several other people were also reportedly involved in the assault, according to the witness.

Los Angeles resident Laquisha Jones, 30, was arrested after being identified from a picture that the witness took, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. She was charged with assault with a deadly weapon and is being held in lieu of a $200,000 bail.

Police have not located the weapon, and investigators are still determining if there were other suspects involved, according to the police department.

Rodriguez was hospitalized for his injuries and is currently recovering at home.

This is a developing story. Check back for more updates.


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