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NYPD: Parks Dept. Worker Arrested after Throwing Chair at Colleague in Woodside

Aug. 17, 2018 By Christian Murray

A Parks Dept employee was arrested while on the job for attacking a colleague with a chair at a Woodside playground Thursday morning, police said.

Emerald Gentles, 28, was at a training session at St. Michael’s Playground, located at 62nd Street and 30th Avenue, when she swung a chair and hit a 55-year-old female coworker after a dispute erupted.

The victim’s left arm was injured in the attack and she was taken to an area hospital for her pain, police said.

Gentles was arrested at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday and charged with assault, criminal possession of a weapon, menacing and harassment, police said.

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Radar For Dummies

Queens neighbor what an oxymoron to say educated in a sentence with Fox News. Another “educated “ Woodsider.


At least they had a park attendant. Chair or no chair, someone there working, compare that to our park on Greenpoint and 43rd, never a single park worker, park full of drunks or people fighting.

Tommy O

Park is also filled with small children playing in the sprinklers and playground, mothers sitting and talking, senior citizens sitting on benches talking, older men playing board games, kids playing basketball and handball. What a mess.


Another stellar Parks Department employee! Read about the one robbing women at knifepoint in Astoria!

Tommy O

Woodsider- Have you seen what they pay park employees? There is truth to the saying you get what you pay for.

Tommy O

Queens neighbor- Look up the definition of the word socialist then use it it in a sentence. Take some pride in yourself.

Queens Neighbor

Tommy Boy maybeyou need to be watching Fox News to be better educated.


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