CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte police say they've charged three people in a hatchet attack on a transgender woman.
Ralayzia Taylor tells local media she was attacked Nov. 7 in a park. She thinks the group wanted to rob her and intensified their attack after they realized she's transgender.
The 24-year-old Taylor says one attacker cut her with a hatchet and they used gay slurs.
The FBI says it is working with Charlotte police.
The Mecklenburg County Jail website says 18-year-olds Dajion Tanner and Destiny Dagraca face charges including attempted first-degree murder. Police say a 15-year-old also was arrested.
It wasn't clear if they have attorneys.
North Carolina is in the midst of a fight over LGBT rights after the state passed a law limiting where transgender people can use the bathroom.