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Woman arrested after attacking two-year-old in Manchester

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MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) - A woman in Manchester was arrested after randomly attacking a two-year-old girl at a grocery store Wednesday afternoon.

Krystan Lambert was leaving the Market Basket with her daughter when Lorraine Augustine, 48, ran up to the pair and started attacking the young girl, pushing her to the ground and pulling off the girl's snow boot and hitting her with it.

"The whole thing felt like slow motion but couldn't have been more than a couple of minutes long before employees from Market Basket were pouring out to help," Lambert said.

Elizabeth Andrews, who witnessed the attack, jumped into action and assisted the mother until police arrived.

The mother of two is nursing an injured eye after being punched and told 7News that she doesn't feel like a hero.

"I feel like a mom who would do what any mom did," Andrews said.

The girl was transported to a local hospital with some minor bumps and bruises.

"I wish it was just a bad dream. I don't want, one thing if it affects me. It's another thing if it affects her," Lambert said.

Police say the attack was seemingly random, but that parents should still be on their guard.

“It’s kind of mind boggling but it goes to show you that in today’s world you just don’t know what’s out there,” Manchester Police Sgt. Brian O’Keefe said.

Augustine was charged with second degree assault and simple assault. She is being held on $10,000 cash bail.
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