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Man, 74, allegedly pushed by woman outside Trump Tower; suspect claims he used racial slurs
MANHATTAN – Police charged a woman, 23, with felony assault after she pushed a man, 74, to the ground during the second night of anti-Trump protests near Trump Tower, authorities said. But she claims the victim provoked her after following her and spewing racial slurs. A verbal altercation between the victim and the suspect, identified as Shacara McLaurin, erupted at 55th Street and Fifth Avenue around 10 p.m. Thursday, when she shoved him, causing him to suffer a cut to the head and a trip to the hospital, according to the NYPD. She was then charged with a felony due to the victim's age.