UPDATE, July 19: The NYPD has announced that 26-year-old Bronx resident Fraylee Liranzo has been arrested for this incident on assault charges.
At about 3:10 p.m. on Monday, a 68-year-old woman standing on the southbound 1 train platform at the 66th Street station was pepper sprayed.
According to the report, the victim was speaking to a group of females “when an uninvolved female individual told the victim to ‘mind her business’ prior to discharging pepper spray in the victim’s face.”
It’s unclear what they were talking about and why it led to a confrontation.
Following the incident, the female suspect fled the location on foot. The victim refused medical assistance.
Police describe the suspect as a woman in her 20s standing about 5’4″ with a “heavy build.” She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with the words “sold out” on it, black pants, and white/black/grey sneakers.
The victim snapped a photo of her with her cellphone.
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