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Police: Woman arrested in connection to pepper spray attack on 4 Asian women in Manhattan

They say 47-year-old Madeline Barker, from Florida, is being charged with two counts of attempted assault as a hate crime.

News 12 Staff

Jun 18, 2022, 11:09 AM

Updated 733 days ago

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Police arrested a woman they say attacked four Asian women with pepper spray in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan.
They say 47-year-old Madeline Barker, from Florida, is being charged with two counts of attempted assault as a hate crime.
Police say she pepper sprayed the four women in an anti-Asian attack, but a motive has not been proven yet.
The Manhattan District Attorneys Office will ultimately determine what charges Barker will face.
There is no word yet on who is representing her.


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