Police said the victim suffered head injuries.

NORTHAMPTON, MA (WGGB/WSHM) -- Two suspects have been charged in the brutal beating of a man at a Northampton park Monday night.

Police said the victim suffered head injuries.

This all happened just after 7 p.m. Monday night at Pulaski Park. Northampton Police tell us one of the two suspects stomped on the victim’s head as they continued to punch him as he lay unconscious in a pool of blood.

Northampton Police said cell phone video helped them to identify the suspects, who were familiar to them from previous incidents. Police tracked them down in downtown Northampton and arrested them. Western Mass News spoke with a community organizer who tells us he met with the mayor and other city leaders today to discuss what happened.

“My understanding is that there was a difference in who decided what was their space and a difference in who decided what was okay to happen in that space. And I think that’s what pretty much had initiated the escalation,” Nothing But Kindness Organizer KB McConnell said.

One resident we spoke to said this won't keep him from coming to Pulaski Park.

“I mean it’s Northampton, it’s public, it's open. I imagine something like this happened at night, not during the day,” Northampton resident Jake Bellone said.

Northampton Police tell us the victim was transported to Baystate Medical Center and is said to be in stable condition as of Tuesday morning. The suspects were identified as Duane Smith and Alpha Randolph. Both are facing dangerous weapon and disorderly conduct charges.

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