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Woman is punched in the head at a dance recital

NIAGARA FALLS – A Niagara Falls woman told police on Tuesday that she has been receiving continuing medical care after she was punched in the head and knocked to the ground by another woman during a dance recital a few weeks ago at the Niagara Falls High School.

The 41-year-old victim told police the attack was unprovoked.

She said on June 9 she took her daughter into a restroom and another woman came in with a crying baby. The unknown suspect was screaming at her crying baby, which caused the victim to walk out with her daughter.

The victim said the woman followed her out of the restroom, yelled at her, punched her in the head twice and then pulled her by the hair and dragged her to the ground. The victim said her daughter was screaming very loudly in the hallway as she watched her mother get beaten. A security guard intervened and broke up the fight.

The victim said she was in a lot of pain from the attack and visited a doctor the next day. She told police her right finger was fractured and she suffered a mild concussion.

The suspect was described as a white woman with dark brown hair, approximately 5’3” tall, weighing 125 pounds.