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Woman charged with hate crime over anti-Asian pepper-spray attack in New York City

Woman charged with hate crime over anti-Asian pepper-spray attack in New York City

New York City authorities charged a woman with hate crimes in relation to an anti-Asian attack in Manhattan this month.

New York City authorities charged a woman with hate crimes in relation to an anti-Asian attack in Manhattan this month.

Madeline Barker, 47, was arraigned on multiple charges Saturday, including four counts of second-degree aggravated harassment and three counts of third assault as a hate crime, according to court records. She was also charged with a single count of attempted assault as a hate crime.

Police have described the suspect as a woman likely in her 50s and around 5 feet, 3 inches tall.NYPDPolice said they were looking for Barker after a video showed her making anti-Asian remarks and pepper-spraying four people near Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. Barker confirmed her identity with authorities when she was shown a still image from the video, said a complaint filed by the Manhattan District Attorney's Office. 

The four women who were pepper-sprayed, who all identify as Asian, told authorities that Barker told them, "Why don't you go back to your country," according to the complaint.

NYC's new push to fight hate crimes against Asian AmericansMay 12, 202204:02A judge issued Barker a $20,000 bond, which had not been posted by Sunday afternoon, according to court records.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/woman-charged-hate-crime-anti-asian-pepper-spray-attack-new-york-city-rcna34312


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