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Trump’s Mother Mugged In Queens

October 31, 1991 GMT

NEW YORK (AP) _ Mary Trump, the 79-year-old mother of developer Donald Trump, was mugged Thursday on a street in the borough of Queens and suffered broken ribs, police said.

A motorist who witnessed the afternoon attack chased down the 16-year-old suspect and brought him back to the scene, said police spokesman Lt. Raymond O’Donnell.

Paul LoCastro of Queens was charged with robbery and assault, O’Donnell said.

LoCastro allegedly tried to grab the purse, which contained $14, but Mrs. Trump resisted and was knocked to the ground and beaten, O’Donnell said.

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Mrs. Trump was taken to Booth Memorial Hospital with broken ribs and severe bruises to her face, O’Donnell said. ″It appears he beat her up pretty badly,″ he said.

Trump, who was out of town, spoke with the hospital about his mother’s condition and received a call about the mugging from Mayor David Dinkins, said Trump spokeswoman Norma Foerderer.

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