Police: Woman attacked with baseball bat at Walmart

North Carolina
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BURLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a woman was arrested and charged with striking another woman with a baseball bat at a Walmart.

The Burlington Police Department said in a news release Sunday that officers were called last Wednesday afternoon to the store in response to reports of assault.

The news release said officers located the woman who had been struck with the bat and had non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses told WFMY-TV that the woman who was struck was left bloody and appeared to have been attacked without provocation as she was walking. Other shoppers and employees came to the woman’s aid.

The police news release said the victim and suspect didn’t appear to know each other and the motive for the attack is unclear.

The suspect, 31-year-old Candice Coles, was charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and was being held at the local jail.

A lawyer representing Coles didn’t immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

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