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

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Police are looking for this woman in connection with a possible hate crime attack on a Black jogger on Aug. 17, 2020, according to the NYPD

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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.

Submit tips to police by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), visiting www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, downloading the NYPD Crime Stoppers mobile app, or texting 274637 (CRIMES) then entering TIP577. Spanish-speaking callers are asked to dial 1-888-57-PISTA (74782).

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