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Woman accused of pepper spraying Loss Prevention Officers

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GUILDERLAND, N.Y. -- Two Macy's employees are taken to the hospital after being pepper sprayed by a woman police say was shoplifting.

Guilderland Police arrested Albany resident Rayonna Ward, 17, at Crossgates Mall Friday.

According to police, Ward sprayed the two Loss Prevention Officers after they approached her.

Police say another Macy's employee and a shopper were also hit by the pepper spray.

Ward was brought to Guilderland Police Department and will be arraigned on multiple charges.

Police say she already has two outstanding warrants, one from the Town of Guilderland for petit larceny and false impersonation, and another from the City of Albany for false impersonation. ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP