Wagswoofs – According to the police, an employee from New York City has been charged with attempted murder following an altercation with a man in a laundry room located inside an apartment building in East Harlem.
Matthews is employed by the New York City Office of Technology and Innovation, an organization responsible for offering 311 services.
According to a resident in the building, she overheard the altercation between Matthews and the other individuals, as reported by the New York Post.
“I heard loud voices coming from inside. The argument seemed to be about clothes. One person was shouting, ‘Don’t touch my clothes, don’t touch my clothes!’ she recounted. It appears that some individuals leave their garments in the washing machine and leave, which is quite inconsiderate. Others also need to use the machine,” she expressed her frustration.
According to The Messenger, a spokesperson from the New York Police Department (NYPD) stated that Matthews was taken into custody on Tuesday following a dispute between her and her father and the 45-year-old male victim.
According to the complaint, Matthews explained to investigators that she had a disagreement with one of the individuals responsible for laundry. She stated, “I got my dad to come and help me out.”
The reason for the father’s non-arrest was not disclosed. The NYPD reported that the unidentified victim was transferred to a hospital and is currently in stable condition.
Matthews had her arraignment on Wednesday, during which a judge established bail at $15,000 or a $10,000 bond. She entered a plea of not guilty to the charges of attempted murder and attempted assault, and was subsequently released after posting bail.
According to the New York Post, she is scheduled to make another court appearance on Tuesday.