The female suspect connected in the Sept. 11 hate crime attack against a same-sex in Philadelphia allegedly called the victims "faggots" before hitting one of the men in the face, according to court documents.

Philly Mag reports the court documents say the incident between the two men and Kathryn Knott, Kevin Harrigan and Philip Williams, started when "words were exchanged" between the two groups. Harrigan allegedly called the couple "faggots" a number of times before "a heated argument developed." The document also says that Knott screamed "faggots" and hit one of the men in the face.

Knott was fired from her hospital job Friday after her controversial tweets from 2012 and 2013 went viral. Not only did she reportedly tweet sensitive information about patients, which is against the hospital's social media policy, but she also made offensive tweets about gays, foreign cab drivers and posted several tweets about her drinking habits.

While Knott's lawyer has defended her, describing her as a "kind and gentle" person, neighbors said they were not surprised to hear Knott, who also happens to the be the daughter of a Pennsylvania police chief, was suspected in the hate crime attack.

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