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Anoka County to stick with felony charge against suspect in Applebee's attack


The Anoka County attorney’s office said Thursday that a felony assault charge will stand against the woman who allegedly attacked a diner at the Coon Rapids Applebee’s for speaking Swahili.

The victim, Asma Jama, suffered deep cuts to her face when she was assaulted Oct. 30 with a beer mug as she ate lunch, Anoka County authorities said. Jodie Burchard-Risch, 43, of Ramsey, was charged in Anoka County District Court with third-degree assault.


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