Woman arrested for allegedly pepper-spraying mom, child at Pike Place

A woman has been arrested for allegedly pepper-spraying a mother and her child in an elevator at Pike Place Market on Monday. 

The victim told police that she and her child were in the elevator with the suspect around 4:30 p.m. when the suspect was swearing to herself. The victim said she asked if the suspect was okay and that's when the suspect pepper-sprayed them.

Officers found the suspect pushing a stroller containing a bottle of bleach and the pepper spray can. 

The suspect told officers that she sprayed the victims because she is "in a high-risk category" and very concerned about the "Delta variant" of COVID-19.

Police booked the woman into King County Jail for assault and assault of a child.

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