Mahwah Twins Charged In Hoboken Attack
Pair allegedly attacked three men outside pizzeria.
Twin brothers from Mahwah have been charged with beating two men early Sunday outside a Hoboken pizzeria, authorities said.
Ahmad W. Ghasi and Ahmad Q. Ghasi, 23, were each charged with aggravated assault and endangering an injured victim, authorities said.
Police were called to the scene of a fight outside Hoboken Pizza on Newark Street on Sunday around 2:30 a.m. Officers found two men on the ground surrounded by a large crowd, according to police reports.
One of the men, a 28-year-old man from Wall, in Monmouth County, was unconscious but breathing, police said. The other, a 27-year-old man from Marlboro, also in Monmouth County, was sitting up when police arrived.
The man from Marlboro told police that he too had been knocked unconscious and that the three had been attacked from behind, according to reports.
He also told police that one of the attackers was a male with no shirt, dark skin and dark hair. Two Ghasi twins, one matching the description, were stopped a block away from the scene, police said.
Police officers walked the twins back to the scene, where they were identified as the attackers, according to police reports.
Witnesses said Ahmad W. Ghasi had kicked a man in the face while he was down, and police saw what appeared to be blood on his white Ralph Lauren shoe, according to police reports.
Ahmad Q. Ghasi told police that the confrontation was over a girl.
The brothers were fingerprinted, photographed and released and both alleged victims were transported to Jersey City Medical Center.