Two women were treated at Franklin Square Hospital on Wednesday night for injuries they received in a fight that took place during Dundalk High School's graduation ceremony, according to Baltimore County police officials.
Police were dispatched to the Essex campus of The Community College of Baltimore County at about 7:30 p.m. because of the fight that broke out among four spectators there to watch the graduation ceremony, according to Det. Cathy Batton.
A women in her 40s and her daughter, in her 20s, were standing in an aisle in the college gym watching the ceremony when they "exchanged words" with two other women, both of whom are in their 20s and were also standing in the aisle, Batton said.
The argument escalated into a physical fight, Batton said, which resulted in the older woman and her daughter being taken to Frankin Square with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The suspects were identified but were not charged on the scene, according to Batton.
Because the appropriate charge for the altercation is second-degree assault, it will be the responsibility of the victims to file charges at the Court Commissioner's office if they choose to do so, Batton said.
The victims' names will not be released by police, and the suspects' names will not be released unless they are charged with a crime, according to Batten.