MANCHESTER, N.H. – The Manchester Police Department has released a statement regarding the arrest of two men following an early morning fight on Saturday.
Police were called to 135 Orange St. shortly before 5 a.m. for a reported fight, finding a group of visibly upset women upon arrival.
One of the women said that two men later identified as 28-year-old Abednego Butoyi and 30-year-old Romeo Zayzay were acting aggressively toward her and making comments about wanting to beat up women.
According to her statement to police, Butoyi picked her up by the waist, tossed her to the side, pulled her pony tail and then punched her in the head. The woman’s sister tried to separate Butoyi and the woman, with the woman and her sister heading outside.
She told police at this point Zayzay followed them into the parking lot, pulled out a knife, pointed it at one of the women and made threats.
The woman had not met either man before this incident and the men refused to initially leave the building upon police arrival at the scene. As a precaution, the building was evacuated and over an hour was taken waiting before police attempted further contact with the men to take them into custody.
No information was immediately available regarding the accounts of Butoyi or Zayzay regarding the incident.
Butoyi was charged with alleged simple assault and resisting arrest while Zayzay was charged with alleged criminal threatening and resisting arrest. The next court dates for Butoyi and Zayzay are July 19 and June 27 in Manchester Circuit Court and Hillsborough County Superior Court North respectively.
Anyone accused of a crime is innocent unless proven guilty by a court of law.
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