N.Y. – A 17-year-old Albany resident has been arrested after police say she
pepper sprayed several people at the Macy's in Crossgates Mall.
Ward was arrested and faces numerous charges after police say she resisted Loss
Prevention officers attempting to detain her, spraying pepper spray. The spray
hit two Loss Prevention officers, a Macy's employee and a shopper.
was taken into custody by Loss Prevention with the help of an off duty law
enforcement officer. The officer suffered a lacerated wrist during the
faces the following charges:
counts of Assault in the second-degree
in the third-degree
Possession of Burglary Tools
Endangerment in the second-degree
Possessing Noxious Material
Nuisance in the second-degree
also had two outstanding warrants, one from the Town of Guilderland for Petit
Larceny and False Personation, and another from the City of Albany for False