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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s