“Ghostbusters” cameraman helps police track alleged attacker, victim has died

BOSTON (AP) — Authorities say a 72-year-old woman who was knocked to the ground in Boston has died soon after a cameraman working on the new “Ghostbusters” movie helped them track down the person who did it.

Authorities said the 72-year-old woman was walking in Boston’s Chinatown section Wednesday when she bumped into 24-year-old Tajanetta Downing. Authorities said Downing pushed the woman, who hit her head on the pavement. She was in critical condition Thursday with a life-threatening head injury.

A spokesman for Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said the cameraman gave police a description that helped officers find Downing.

A judge ordered Downing held on $75,000 cash bail after she was arraigned on assault charges Thursday.

Her attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

The movie, starring Melissa McCarthy, has been filming in Boston since last month.


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