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Woman arrested after she allegedly threw glass bottle at Black jogger, yelled racial slur in Queens

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 17:54:52-04

WOODSIDE, Queens — Police arrested a 53-year-old woman Monday who allegedly threw a bottle at a jogger and called her a racial slur in Queens.

The NYPD charged Lorena Delaguna with attempted assault and aggravated harassment as a hate crime.

Delaguna allegedly attacked the 37-year-old victim, who is Black, near 53rd Place and Broadway in Woodside around noon on Aug. 17, police said. She is accused of hurling a glass bottle at the victim's back and calling her the N-word, police said.

The suspect continued to yell at the victim, who jogged away without injury, police said.

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