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Margot Kagan, of Teaneck, informed police she was using a fax maker at the store when a female with a mask pulled down listed below her mouth approached a maker beside her. Kagan, who, according to cops, had a liver transplant 4 months earlier and was walking with a walking stick, informed the lady to put her mask on.
” The suspect blew up and chewed out the victim, who got her walking cane and pointed it directly at the suspect, coming within inches of the suspects chest,” said Capt. Darrin DeWitt, an investigator with the Hackensack Police Department.
The female then shouted at Kagan, strongly tossed her to the ground and left the store, DeWitt stated.
Kagan was taken to a healthcare facility where she was detected with a fractured left tibia, according to DeWitt.
Gov. Phil Murphy has said all locals must use face coverings in stores.
Authorities are looking for to determine the suspect.
Kagan did not instantly react to a voicemail message and several calls looking for remark Friday.
A 54-year-old New Jersey female suffered a damaged leg after she was thrown to the ground in a Staples by another client whom she had informed to wear a mask, authorities stated.
Police have actually released surveillance video from the occurrence that took place at about 3:19 p.m. Wednesday at a Staples in Hackensack.
Janelle Griffith is a breaking news reporter for NBC News.