Man Broke Woman's Nose, Knocked Teeth Loose: Cops

Hartford police have arrested a local man after responding to a domestic assault and finding a woman with a broken nose, her teeth knocked loose, lacerations and extensive bruising.

Police responded to a home on Marion Street in Hartford around 10:30 p.m. on Sunday to investigate a domestic assault report and learned that there might be a gun in the house, police said.

When the victim met police in front of the complex, she handed them two bullets and said she took them before running from the apartment.

Police evacuated homes in the neighborhood and the Emergency Response Team was called in.

The suspect, Eric Peraca-Velasquez, came out of the back of the home and police arrested him.

He was charged with second-degree assault, disorderly conduct, second-degree threatening and second-degree criminal mischief. Peraca-Velasquez is being held on $200,000 bond.

Police did not find a gun.

Residents who were evacuated have been allowed back into their homes.

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