Third suspect arrested in ‘anti-white’ attack on Queens woman

A third suspect has been arrested in an alleged “anti-white” crime that left a 57-year-old grandmother bleeding from a head injury after she was attacked on a bus in Queens last month, police said.

After two teenage girls had already been snapped, Jahnaiya Williams, 19, of Queens, was taken into custody Monday morning, the NYPD said. She is charged with assault and aggravated harassment. Both are classified as hate crimes, authorities said.

Three attackers approached victim Jill LeCroix, a grandmother of five, and hit her in the head with an unknown object while making anti-white statements in the July 9 attack, police said. The victim needed three staples on his head.

The other two suspects, 15 and 16, were not named when they were arrested late last month because of their age. But they also face charges of assault and aggravated harassment, which have been ruled hate crimes, in connection with the southbound MTA bus incident near Jamaica Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard, police said.

The teenagers alleged to be responsible for the attack, which required a woman to have her head braced, have been charged with hate crimes
A photo of the three teenagers police are looking for after the alleged attack on a bus in Queens in July.
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LeCroix told the Post days after the attack that three suspects accused her of being a supporter of former President Donald Trump, and one of the attackers told her, “She hates white people, the way they speak, hates white skin, the way how her skin tears.”

“I’ve never been attacked like this in my life,” LeCroix said.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/15/third-suspect-arrested-in-anti-white-attack-on-queens-woman/ Third suspect arrested in ‘anti-white’ attack on Queens woman

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