BERLIN, CT (WFSB) – Berlin police have a probable identity for a woman accused of a assaulting who she thought was a fake Navy sailor.

Police did not release the probable identity; however, they said they received several tips from the public thanks to media coverage.

They also said investigators met with her and that she is cooperating with them.

"We received several tips [Tuesday] that were followed up on and have led to the probable identity of the suspect," said acting police chief Chris Ciuci, Berlin Police Department. "The investigation is ongoing and when probable cause is developed, we will apply for an arrest warrant."

The assault, which was captured on video and shared numerous times on social media, happened at Central Pizza on Saturday night, around 9:45 p.m.

According to police, the woman physically assaulted a customer who was at the restaurant. 

Berlin assault suspect

Berlin police are looking to identify a woman accused in an assault that happened at a local restaurant over the weekend.

The attack seems to have stemmed from the woman accusing a man of wearing a fake military uniform.

A U.S. Navy sailor, Sean Nolte Jr., identified himself online as being the man in the video. The Naval Submarine Base in Groton confirmed to Channel 3 that Nolte is a student at the Naval Submarine School.

Berlin police are looking to identify a woman accused of a assaulting who she thought was a fake Navy sailor.

Nolte said the woman didn’t believe his uniform was real because he was not wearing a blue uniform, but instead a green one.

For reference, the branch changed its uniforms a few years ago.

Berlin police are looking to identify a woman accused in an assault that happened at a local restaurant.

She was heard in the video yelling "that's not a uniform," and "you disgrace the U.S.A."

Berlin police are looking to identify a woman accused in an assault that happened at a local restaurant. Maria K. shared this video with Eyewitness News.

Police continue to look for information from the public that might help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Berlin police at 860-828-7080. Information can also be submitted anonymously through their tip line.

The owner of Central Pizza said the incident all happened right before closing time, and said he couldn’t believe what he watched.

Berlin police are looking to identify a woman accused in an assault that happened at a local restaurant.

“Looks like the lady was upset. The guys, they don’t say too much, because I look around and I thought they had just finished,” said Jason Bikakis, owner, Central Pizza.

Central Pizza is a family-owned business that's been open since the 1960s. The owner said they’ve never seen anything like this.

Channel 3 reached out to Nolte Jr., but he declined to comment further.

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elan vakansiyalar

So is crazy.

nyyankeeS

"The owner said they’ve never seen anything like this."

Am I missing something here? All I see is an older woman yelling for a minute and then pushing a sailor in the shoulder with hardly any force. Commenters here are saying "hate crime" and "life without parole"

Well Educated Liberal

Exactly. If the person she assaulted is a minority it IS a hate crime and she needs to be locked up for life WITHOUT parole. Don't waste the court's time and tax payer's money with a trial. Haul her off to jail

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Dan7543

Your opinion on how we should treat the woman is 100% AGAINST the way our court system works. Yes, she is in the wrong. But, in no way was it a "brutal" attack. You may be "well educated," but you are lacking in common sense.

CommonSense

Dan said this perfectly. Common sense might say your version of punishment doesn't fit that specific crime. That is also not how a "hate crime" is viewed in the court.

Well Educated Liberal

She needs to be locked up. No questions asked, no trial needed. The evidence is clear. If the person she assaulted is African American or any minority, it needs to be considered a hate crime. Life without parole. End of discussion.

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CommonSense

This comment has got to be a joke right?

Well Educated Liberal

You consider someone committing a hate crime and brutally assaulting an innocent person a joke?

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Concerned Resident

It is not automatically a hate crime because someone is a minority. If you think this is a brutal assault, your education is quite lacking.

jonnyess

I'm guessing the local mumu boutique should be able to ID her.

Ecurb

Her name is probably Karen .

Wils

Slapped a Navy sailor because her husband is in the Army and she could tell he was a fake (which he wasn't). She needs to be arrested and receive a mental evaluation.

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