Danbury Police Officer Hurt Chasing Wanted Man

A Danbury officer was hurt while chasing a wanted man Thursday afternoon, according to police.

It happened when police showed up to arrest William Oboy, 27, of Bethel, at Yankee Peddler and Pawn at 139 Main Street in Danbury around 12:30 p.m. Thursday. Police said they had five separate warrants for Oboy's arrest.

Oboy fought off an officer who confronted him, then ran from the store and onto Bank Street. Police watched him drop a black backpack, which they said turned out to contain drugs, knives and a revolver.

Police lost sight of Oboy and set up a perimeter. They caught sight of him a short time later and took him into custody while he was trying to scale a fence, according to police.

An officer suffered non-life threatening injuries during the pursuit. Police said the officer has been treated and released from the hospital.

Oboy was charged with possession of a controlled substance, interfering with an officer, assault on an officer, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of burglary tools and possession of narcotics, along with other offenses from the original five warrants.

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