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Police report: New Years stabbings started with ‘discussion regarding sexuality’

Luke O'Donovan

An Atlanta Police report released today states that witnesses told officers a fight broke out among five or six men on Jan. 1 "over a discussion regarding sexuality" that allegedly led to several men being stabbed.

Arrested in the incident that occurred at a New Year's Eve party was Luke O'Donovan, 19. He was also stabbed several times during the fight and treated at Atlanta Medical Center before he was transported to Fulton County Jail, according to the report.

O'Donovan faces five charges of aggravated assault and remains behind bars. A Facebook page has been set up in support of O'Donovan.

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Police: Lesbians started fight that led to alleged bias crime during Atlanta Pride

The two lesbians who said they were victims of a hate crime outside of the W Hotel during Atlanta Pride started the fight by calling one of the alleged assailants, a woman, a "stripper," according to a Fulton County Sheriff's Department report.

The incident, which took place in the early morning hours of Oct. 13, was an apparent fight between drunken revelers who exchanged epithets with each other, according to the police report released today

A Fulton County sheriff's deputy, B. Pride, working at the hotel as a secondary job, stated in the police report said he was asked for assistance to break up a fight on the outdoor patio. Some involved in the incident had fled the scene but the deputy interviewed two women, Kathryn Katalinich and Brooke Creef, both of Atlanta, who said they were beaten up.