Danbury Man Arrested for Assault on a Police Officer

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    Norwalk police have arrested a man accused of injuring two officers.

    Norwalk Police Sgt. Terry Blake said the incident happened around 1:40 a.m. on Saturday. Officers responded what was described as a melee in the parking lot next to La-Torche nightclub on Washington Street.

    According to Blake, two officers were trying to control a crowd of about 300 people when 29-year-old Stanley Bruno of Danbury assaulted the officers. Bruno drove toward officers and hit one with his car.

    When officers tried to take him into custody, he fought back, elbowing one in the face and punching him over the head.

    Blake said the crowd closed in on the officers as the incident occurred. The officers were significantly outnumbered, and mutual aid from Wilton, Westport, Darien, New Canaan and Connecticut State Police was called in to help control the crowd.

    Bruno was arrested and charged with two counts of assault on a police officer, interfering with a police officer, second-degree assault, breach of peace, and reckless driving. He is currently being held on $300,000 bond.

    Blake said the officers are doing fine.