Stamford man accused of brawling with police

<p>Police arrested a Stamford man who allegedly threatened and fought officers there Monday afternoon, authorities say.&nbsp;</p>

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2017, 6:40 PM

Updated 2,540 days ago

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Police arrested a Stamford man who allegedly threatened and fought officers there Monday afternoon, authorities say.
Amin Hasan allegedly yelled profanities at two on-duty officers on Wire Mill Road before threatening to kill them. 
Then, according to police, he got out of the vehicle and brawled with the officers in the middle of the street. The officers involved were unable to speak with News 12 on camera, but they said they discharged a Taser five times on Hasan to stop him.
Lt. Tom Barcello says Stamford police have had problems with Hasan before and that the department believes he has a grudge against law enforcement officers.
"He was talking illogically and to the point where he was just so crazed that he's almost foaming at the mouth," Barcello says.
Barcello says officers thought Hasan may have had a weapon in his car.
"When somebody's reaching for something that's unknown in a passenger compartment of a car, it creates a very elevated situation — and a dangerous situation," Barcello says. "Had that been a weapon, this could have been a totally different outcome."
The judge questioned his mental health and ordered Hasan to undergo a psychiatric evaluation. He is being held on $50,000 bond.


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