Westport police have arrested a woman and a man who are accused of attacking two men as they arrived to meet a woman they were in contact with through an app.
Officers responded to Stop & Shop at 1790 Post Road East around midnight to investigate a disturbance after two men banged on the supermarket doors with a pipe, said they had been assaulted and asked to be let in.
The store manager didn’t let them in but offered to call police. However, the men declined and walked away, according to police.
As officers were searching the area, they found the men in the parking lot of Home Goods at 1850 Post Road East after hearing what sounded like someone dropping a metal pipe and the men said they had just been assaulted on Post Road East.
As police investigated, officers learned that the two victims had traveled to Westport to meet with a woman they had been speaking with through an app and she led them between two buildings on Post Road East, where a masked man attacked them with a metal pipe, police said.
The victims were able to grab the pipe and were chased from the scene, according to police.
One of the victims sustained severe arm injuries and was transported to Norwalk Hospital. The other suffered minor injury and refused medical treatment.
The victims provided a phone number and photo of the woman involved and police identified her as 18-year-old Reign Kinseley, of Westport.
Police said she set the victims up for a friend, who they identified as 22-year-old Askia Sierra, of Westport.
Officers then went to the housing complex Sierra lives at, found Kinseley outside, took her into custody and charged her with conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree.
She was released after posting $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Court on March 25.
Sierra was arrested at his home and charged with assault in the first degree and conspiracy to commit assault in the first degree.
He was held in lieu of $25,000 bond.