Mountain View: Woman arrested in connection with hate crime

MOUNTAIN VIEW – A 43-year-old woman was arrested in connection with a hate crime following a fight Friday afternoon in downtown Mountain View, authorities said.

The fight was reported about 3:15 p.m. at Castro and Mercy streets, according to the Mountain View Police Department. Witnesses followed one of the women after she ran from the scene and helped officers find her near the intersection of Castro and Central Expressway.

In a statement, police said an initial investigation revealed that the woman, identified as a 43-year-old transient, had battered an 18-year-old woman and “made racial slurs directed at her because of her ethnicity.”

The 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion

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