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NYPD: Pepper Spray Attacker In Custody For Possible Hate Crimes

March 10, 2019 - 11:09 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- A suspect is in custody in connection with a series of possible hate crime attacks involving pepper spray in upper Manhattan.

She's identified as 37-year-old Thomas Heard, a transgender woman from the Bronx. 

Police say Heard, who's black, was behind a series of pepper spray attacks against 11 white victims.

The final attack occurred Friday night on East 187 Street near Crotona Avenue in the Bronx.

The other attacks happened in Harlem and the Upper West Side.