2 Prospect brothers facing ethnic discrimination charges

Nicholas Diorio (left), and Anthony Diorio (right) (Photos: Connecticut State Police)

WINDSOR LOCKS, Conn. (WTNH) — Two brothers are facing charges after they allegedly made ethnic slurs and demeaning comments towards a New Haven man and his family while they were waiting to leave Bradley International Airport on Thursday.

According to Connecticut State Police, airport personnel were contacted by the 39-year-old patron after the two suspects fled the airport. The victim described the incident to airport security, and was able to provide photos of the suspects, as well as their license plate number of the vehicle they were driving. The victim said he avoided a physical confrontation after the men accosted him and his family.

Troopers investigated, and later identified the two men as Anthony Diorio, 29, and his brother Nicholas Diorio, 27, both of Prospect. State Police from Troop-I in Bethany were dispatched to the home, and both men were taken into custody.

According to Troopers, Anthony and Nicholas attempted to flee when State Police arrived. Both men were charged with interfering with an officer, breach of peace, as well as threatening and intimidation based on bigotry/bias.

Both Diorio brothers are facing a $10,000 bond each, and are scheduled to appear in Enfield Superior Court on November 9th.

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