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.