A 53-year-old Winthrop woman is facing charges after she allegedly shouted racial slurs, vandalized a neighbor’s vehicle and smashed a neighbor’s window, according to the Suffolk County Prosecutor’s Office.
Angela Foley was arrested on Saturday and charged with violating a person’s civil rights, maliciously destroying property over $1,200 and maliciously destroying property under $1,200.
The Winthrop woman will be arraigned Monday in the East Boston Division of Boston Municipal Court.
Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden called Foley’s arrest “the latest example of hate-motivated behavior that must be recognized and dismissed for the social malignity it represents.”
His arrest comes after a Boston man was arraigned Friday on civil rights and assault charges stemming from a Sept. 5 attack on the MBTA Andrew Station platform that left a man with head injuries.
Aiyoub Alsallak, 29, was charged with violation of civil rights, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (shoe foot) and assault and battery.
On September 5 at around 8:50 p.m., the victim and a friend were verbally accosted by Alsallak and another man on the Andrew station platform. Both men shouted homophobic slurs at the victim and his friend, police said.
Alsallak then pushed the victim and punched him in the face, knocking the victim onto the platform and hitting him in the back of the head, according to police. The victim momentarily lost consciousness. Alsallak also kicked the victim during the attack, police said.
The Suffolk DA office also noted that last week the white supremacist group NSC-131 hung racist and anti-Semitic banners on motorway overpasses in Saugus and Danvers.