BRIDGEPORT - Authorities say a Bridgeport man was arrested after an altercation Monday night with a police officer.

According to police, the confrontation started when the officer, Benjamin Mauro, approached the man on Seaview Avenue and Fifth Street. Police say Mauro started to question the man when an argument between the two escalated into a fight.

Police say the man was arrested for assaulting a police officer. Six bystanders were also arrested for interfering with an investigation, police say.