AGAWAM, Mass. (AP) — Police say two western Massachusetts women attacked a lesbian couple from Rhode Island whom they saw kissing at Six Flags New England.
The Republican of Springfield reports (http://bit.ly/1fPx4GT) that 29-year-old Damarielys Mukhtar and 27-year-old Nikia Butt were charged with assault and a civil rights violation with injury in connection with Wednesday's incident at the amusement park in Agawam. Mukhtar also was charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
One of the victims told police that Mukhtar yelled homophobic slurs before initiating the fight. Police say Mukhtar and Butt assaulted the two victims and stopped hitting them as a crowd began to gather.
The victims are students at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island.
Phone listings for Mukhtar and Butt couldn't be found Friday. It's not clear if they have lawyers.