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August 16, 2016

Police: Woman charged with pouring bleach on shopper, child

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Lataka Mason, 39, of Wilmington.

A woman was charged in connection with a bleach attack at a Delaware department store.

Lataka Mason, 39, of Wilmington, surrendered to law enforcement officers Tuesday morning, according to Delaware State Police.

Authorities said multiple tips from the public allowed investigators to identify Mason.

While shopping at a Target store on Aug. 4, Mason allegedly poured bleach on another female customer and a child after a verbal dispute over a shopping cart blocking the aisle. After the incident, Mason fled the store.

The 24-year-old victim and her 1-year-old child were treated at Wilmington Hospital and later released.

Mason was charged with two counts of assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child.

Following an arraignment, Mason was unable to post $25,000 bail and was sent to Delores Baylor Correctional Institution.