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Rie Hachiyanagi, an art professor at Mount Holyoke College in southern Massachusetts
Posted on January 6, 2020,at 5:08 AM
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An art professor and chair of the art studio at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts was arrested and charged for allegedly attacking a coworker with a fire poker, leaving her with severe injuries.

Rie Hachiyanagi,48, is accused of assaulting the woman with a fire poker, a rock and garden shears, according to the Northwestern District Attorney's Office.

She was charged with armed assault with attempt to murder a person over the age of 60, three counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, mayhem, and armed assault in a dwelling, the newspaper reported.

The victim's identity has not been released, but the district attorney's office said she sustained "severe injuries." The female victim suffered “multiple broken bones in (her) nose and eye area, and numerous lacerations and puncture wounds on (her) head and face,” according to Daily Beast reported.

The college has placed her on administrative leave.

Hachiyanagi is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 4. It is unclear if she has retained an attorney.

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