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Army Captain assaulted at Wal-Mart
ALBANY - Albany police arrested a 47 year old Schenectady resident for assaulting a member of the U.S. Armed Forces while inside of a local department store on Thursday.
Police officers responded to Wal-Mart, located at 141 Washington Avenue Extension, for a report of fight. Upon arrival, the victim, a 43 year old United States Army Captain, stated he was assaulted by another man near the stores register after he began to yell derogatory statements towards him about the United States of America and his service to the country.
The suspect then struck the Army Captain several times in the face causing bruising to his face and a laceration over his eye. He was treated at the scene by Albany Fire Department personnel.
The suspect, Yiqiang Wu, 47, of Schenectady, was arrested at the scene and charged with assault as a hate crime
He was arraigned this morning in the Albany City Criminal Court.
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