A 54-year-old woman in New Jersey received a broken leg after being thrown to the ground in braces by another client she told to wear a mask, authorities said.
Police released video surveillance of the incident, which occurred around 3:19 p.m. on Wednesday at Staples in Hackensack.
Margo Kagan of Tenek told police he was using a fax machine in the store when a woman with a mask removed under her mouth approached a machine next to her. Kagan, who police said had a liver transplant four months ago and was walking with a cane, told the woman to put on her mask.
“The suspect became angry and shouted at the victim, who raised his cane and aimed it directly at the suspect, stepping inches from the suspect̵
The woman then shouted at Kagan, forcibly threw her to the ground and left the store, DeWitt said.
Kagan was taken to hospital where she was diagnosed with a fractured left tibia, according to DeWitt.
Gov. Phil Murphy said all residents should wear face coatings in stores.
Police are trying to identify the suspect.
Kagan did not immediately respond to a voicemail message and numerous calls seeking comment on Friday.