BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A Bridgeport man was arrested on charges of attempting to assault a police officer and an emergency medical technician when he was found drinking outside a sports bar early Sunday, a city spokesman said.
At 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, a police officer on patrol was flagged down and asked to respond to an incident at El Conquistador Sports Bar at 4 Crescent Ave.
When the officer, three suspects were standing outside the bar drinking alcoholic beverages, the spokesman said.
Security at El Conquistador Sports Bar told the officer that the three were asked to vacate the area, and were harassing patrons of the establishment, the spokesman said.
The suspects ignored the police officer’s command to put down the alcoholic beverages, then became verbally combative and began to encroach upon the officer, the spokesman said.
An additional police officer arrived, and the three suspects were separated, the spokesman said.
Christian Hernandez, 22, of 473 Williams St., Bridgeport, attacked one of the police officers while the officer was handcuffing another suspect, the spokesman said.
While charging, Hernandez was cursing at the officer and threatened violent action, the spokesman said.
With a closed fist, Hernandez attempted to swing at the police officer but was stopped by another officer, preventing any injury, the spokesman said.
Hernandez continued to actively resist arrest, the spokesman.
He was transported to St. Vincent’s Hospital for treatment and/or clearance of an old injury, where Hernandez assaulted an EMT, and continued to behave aggressively and belligerent, the spokesman said.
Hernandez was charged with possession and consumption of alcohol, first-degree criminal trespass, second-degree breach of peace, interfering with an officer, criminal attempt to assault public safety personnel/police officer), and assault to a public safety personnel/EMT.
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