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Police Arrest Wilmington Woman in Target Bleach Attack on Customer, Baby

A 39-year-old Delaware woman is facing charges for allegedly pouring bleach on another woman's head and a 1-year-old baby at a Wilmington Target store last week.

Delaware State Police said Lataka Mason surrendered to State Police Tuesday morning after "multiple tips from the public" poured in identifying her as the suspect in the bleach throwing seen in surveillance stills released by police over the weekend.

Mason argued with another woman after their shopping carts bumped into each other at the Target on Brandywine Parkway on Thursday, then picked up a bottle of bleach and "proceeded to pour it on the victim's head," according to police. The bleach also landed on a 1-year-old baby sitting in the victim's cart at the time, police said.

Mason fled after the attack, according to police. She's now charged with two counts of assault and endangering the welfare of a child. She faced arraignment Tuesday and is being held at the Delores Baylor Correctional Institution in lieu of $25,000 bail.

Delaware State Police
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect.
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