Police investigating assault reported at polling center in Winston-Salem

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Police are investigating an assault at a polling center in Winston-Salem on Tuesday that involved a voter and a volunteer.

Lakeyrah Aiesha McBride, 34, of Winston-Salem, was served with a criminal summons for misdemeanor assault, according to a Winston-Salem police press release.

Officers were called to the Martin Luther King Recreation Center at 2001 Pittsburg Avenue shortly before 9 a.m. in reference to a disturbance.

A volunteer at the polling station told police that the suspect assaulted her.

Police said the incident did not interrupt the polling/voting activities.

The Director of Elections for Forsyth County has been contacted.

Police have not said what caused the disturbance and did not provide any other details about the allegations.

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