Man arrested after fight between 2 young women

Tariq Westbrook of Springfield charged with armed breach of peace

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A fight among young women in downtown Springfield quickly escalated Monday morning.

Springfield Police Sgt. John Delaney told 22News that they had to arrest 18 year-old Tariq Westbrook, who was waving a knife during the fight. He was arrested on a charge of breach of peace while armed. Our 22News cameras were there for that arrest just before 9:00 A.M. on State Street.

We spoke with witnesses who told 22News it frightened them to see teenagers fight, especially so close to Springfield Technical Community College, and the High School of Commerce.

“It was horrible to see that. All these kids out here. In the middle of the street fighting, with weapons and stuff. It’s bad,” Tamiko Torrence of Springfield said.

STCC security guards also helped Springfield police settle the fight.

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