Florida woman accused of pepper spraying Asian women in Chelsea arrested on hate crime charges
NEW YORK — A Florida woman who allegedly used pepper spray on a group of Asian woman in Manhattan has been arrested on hate crime charges.
Police said 47-year-old Madeline Barker of Merritt Island, Florida got into an argument with four women in Chelsea on June 11.
Barker allegedly made anti-Asian statements before using pepper spray on the women.
She was charged with multiple counts of assault, attempted assault and harassment as hate crimes.
CBS New York Team
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