Woman Says She's The Victim Of A Racially Motivated Attack

Jul 11, 2016

An African American woman was injured in what she said was a racially motivated attack in Laramie early Sunday morning. 

The victim is a former Laramie resident who posted on her Facebook page that she and two other African Americans were returning from a night at Laramie’s Jubilee Days when they were approached by a small group who shouted racial slurs at the victim's group and threatened to kill them. 

Police said Monday that one woman, 21-year-old Sidney P. King of Laramie, stabbed the victim. King has been arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Battery. If convicted King faces up to ten years in prison. 

Police said the victim suffered serious injuries and was sent by ambulance to Ivinson Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released. Police said the incident remains under investigation.