BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Two members of the Bridgeport City Council were arrested on Election Day at the John F. Kennedy School in connection to two separate incidents, sources have confirmed to News 8.
A 911 call came in at 4:20 p.m. that a person was causing a disturbance at the location, according to the mayor’s office. Samia Suliman was then arrested and charged with breach of peace.
About 30 minutes later, police received another 911 call about a 70-year-old woman who had been assaulted. Maria Periera was then arrested and charged with third-degree assault.
Sources have confirmed to News 8 that Suliman and Periera are city council members.
Police have not elaborated on the circumstances of the arrests to the Associated Press, and have not said how Suliman disturbed the peace. Text messages to the council women from the AP were not immediately returned.
Bridgeport has been at the center of election controversy this fall, with a judge ordering a new mayoral primary after allegations of misconduct were lodged against Mayor Joe Ganim’s campaign. The general election took place on Tuesday as scheduled.