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Langdon Street assault appears to be ‘random act of violence’

A 26-year-old Madison woman was assaulted on Langdon Street Oct. 9 at 1:20 a.m. by four to five suspects.

The victim had been walking with her friend on the 200 block of Langdon Street when she was attacked from behind by a small group of women.

“She was pulled to the ground where she curled up in a fetal position while being kicked and stomped,” Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain wrote in an incident report. “The woman suffered bruises to her head and was checked out by [Madison Fire Department] paramedics.”

A private security guard who witnessed the attack was able to alert nearby Guardian Angels, a group of unarmed citizen patrols who, according to their Facebook page, work “hand in hand with the government and law enforcement to restore and maintain safety.”

The security guard and Guardian Angels chased the attackers away from the victim, and caught three of the five suspects, according to the incident report. A security guard who witnessed the attack said they heard one of the suspects say, “Let’s get that one,” prior to the attack.

Officers arrested Danae S. McClarn, a 20-year-old from Madison, for assault and battery. Two teens who were with McClarn—both 16-years-old, from Madison and Belleville—were issued citations for curfew violations. The attack appears to be a “random act of violence,” but the investigation into the attack is ongoing, according to the report.

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