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Bridgeport police expect to charge 2 after ‘double assault’ at KFC

May 4, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — City police are expected to file charges against a Kentucky Fried Chicken manager and a woman who went to the establishment looking for a job after what police officials called a “double assault” Friday afternoon.

Hearst Connecticut Media is holding off on publishing the names of both women involved until they are formally charged by police.

Police said Saturday that initial investigation shows that a woman went to the KFC at 325 Boston Ave., looking to apply for a job. Although it’s unclear what led to this, police said the applicant and the manager at KFC ended up in an “altercation.”

Police said the woman seeking employment hit the manager in the head with a metal object. Police said the manager retaliated by throwing hot water on the other woman.

The woman who was looking for a job suffered second-degree burns to her face and chest, police said. She was taken to Bridgeport Hospital by ambulance. She is being treated in the burn unit. A police officer arrested her in the burn unit for assaulting the manager. A police detail for her remains at the hospital.

The same officer that arrested the applicant then went to KFC to arrest the manager, but she was no longer at the restaurant, police said. He went to her home in the city, but the officer didn’t have luck there either. He was able to speak with her on the phone, and advised her to go to police headquarters to turn herself in.

The incident remains under investigation by the Detective Bureau.