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Woman Accused of Attacking Teen on CT Transit Bus in Hamden

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    Hamden police have arrested a 40-year-old woman who is accused of attacking and biting a 16-year-old girl on a Connecticut Transit bus. 

    Police said they received a report on Sept. 23 about an incident that happened the day before. 

    The 16-year-old girl had gotten on the CT Transit bus in the area of Dixwell and Putnam avenues and said a passenger, immediately began provoking her, according to police. 

    Authorities identified 40-year-old Marquita Mcelya, of New Haven, as the suspect. The teen said Mcelya threw a cup of soda at her, punched her and bit her forearm. 

    The teen sustained neck, face and arm injuries and a family member took her for medical treatment, police said. 

    On Thursday, police obtained an arrest warrant charging Mcelya with assault in the third degree, risk of injury to a minor and disorderly conduct and arrested her. 

    She is due back in court on Dec. 13, according to online court records. 

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