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Two city employees who are married have been arrested and charged after an apparent altercation in their southeast Queens home.

M.D. Kashem, 52, an NYPD traffic agent, and Marina Akter, 46, an NYPD school crossing guard, were both arrested on Aug. 16 at approximately 10:47 p.m. within the confines of the 103rd Precinct covering Jamaica and Hollis, police said.

Authorities could not provide more a specific location because the incident took place in the couple’s home.

Sources familiar with the investigation said that Kashem and Akter filed complaints against each other after getting into an altercation in which they hit each other, causing scratches, swelling and lacerations to both.

Akter also allegedly used a stick as a weapon during the fight, police said.

There were no details immediately available on what led to the altercation, authorities said.

Kashem has been charged with assault and harassment, while Akter has been charged with assault, harassment and criminal possession of a weapon.

The NYPD has suspended Kashem and Akter without pay, officials said.

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