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A Chicago woman was arrested in a series of baseball bat attacks, police say

Denise Solorzano was accused of multiple crimes, including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.

A Chicago woman arrested in a series of unprovoked baseball bat attacks on other women was accused of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and other crimes, authorities said Thursday.

Denise Solorzano, 26, also faces multiple counts of aggravated battery in a public place and aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, Chicago police said in a statement.

In an earlier statement, the police department said five assaults were reported on two days — Sunday and Tuesday — on the city's Northwest side. A bat was used in three of them, the department said.

In each of the five incidents, victims reported the assailant approached them in a white car between 11:27 a.m. and 3:46 pm. The department did not say whether any of the women knew Solorzano.

A woman has been arrested in Chicago after attacking several women in Chicago neighborhoods with a bat. Authorities say there are at least 10 victims. (WMAQ)
A woman defends herself from a bat-wielding attacker in Chicago.NBC Chicago

In one of the Sunday attacks, a woman told NBC Chicago that the assailant pulled her to the ground by her ponytail.

Video obtained by the station shows a woman approach a woman with a stroller in the front yard of a home on Tuesday and repeatedly strike her with a metal bat, NBC Chicago reported. 

Nearly all of the victims refused emergency medical care, the police department said. One was hospitalized and initially reported to be in good condition.

The victims were 27, 31, 34, 19 and 33, the department said.

At a court appearance Thursday, Solorzano was ordered held on $800,000 bond, NBC Chicago reported.

Her lawyer said she has no criminal history, according to the station.