HELL’S KITCHEN, Manhattan — A woman accused of attacked a female victim with a hammer in Manhattan earlier this month was arrested Wednesday, according to police.
Officials said Ebony Jackson, 37, was on 42nd Street near Ninth Avenue at around 8:45 p.m. on May 2 when she approached the victim.
“Take off your mask,” the unknown woman told the victim, according to police.
She then bashed the 31-year-old Asian woman in the head with a hammer, causing lacerations to the head, officials said.
Jackson is charged with two counts of assault, two counts criminal possession of a weapon — a charge for which she was previously convicted — and two counts of menacing.
Officials said she is homeless.
The attack came on the same day as a rally in Queens to end hate against Asians.
Jackson has not been charged with a hate crime. The status of the investigation into the attack by the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force was unclear Wednesday night.
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