Police Make Arrest at Westport Arts Festival

Eric Rogers, 39, of Trumbull, is accused of assaulting police at an arts festival.

Monday, Jul 22, 2013  |  Updated 4:05 PM EDT
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Police Make Arrest at Westport Arts Festival

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Westport police have arrested a Trumbull man accused of created a disturbance at the Westport Arts Festival on Sunday.

Two Westport Police officers were working a security detail at the Westport Arts Festival in Parker Harding Plaza on Sunday when one officer saw an apparently drunken man acting belligerently toward a food vendor, police.

The officer went over to the man and told him he had to leave the art show because of his condition and behavior, police said.

The man, later identified as Eric Rogers, 39, of Linley Street in Trumbull, refused to leave and became increasingly aggressive toward the officers, police said.

When officers tried to arrest him, Rogers struggled and swung a handcuff on one arm, police said.

Several police officers eventually subdued Rogers and used a stun gun.

He was taken to Norwalk Hospital to be treated for minor injuries.

After he was released from the hospital, he was arrested, transported to the Westport Police Department and charged with assault on an officer, breach of peace and interfering with an officer.

Rogers was released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond.

Police said one officer sustained minor injuries in the incident.
 

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