Police: Civilians detain man with box-cutter at school

Bridgeport police say two men Friday morning stopped a man armed with a box-cutter from entering an elementary school and held him until officers could arrive. Paul Hernandez and his nephew Robert

News 12 Staff

Nov 15, 2014, 4:22 AM

Updated 3,498 days ago

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Bridgeport police say two men Friday morning stopped a man armed with a box-cutter from entering an elementary school and held him until officers could arrive.
Paul Hernandez and his nephew Robert Hernandez were dropping off a young family member at Achievement First Charter School when they saw a man armed with a box-cutter acting violently and trying to get inside the building, police said.
The men grabbed the suspect and held him until police arrived and placed him under arrest shortly after 7 a.m.
The suspect, Alex Wichelm, was allegedly under the influence of drugs and was taken to Bridgeport Hospital for a psychological evaluation, officials said.
Paul Hernandez works as a school security officer at another local school. Robert Hernandez is scheduled to begin Monday as a school security officer himself.?


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