Man Injures Officer While Trying to Flip Hospital Bed: Police

Hartford police have arrested a Portland man who is accused of attacking a police officer while trying to flip a bed at Hartford Hospital.

Police said Austin Dukett, 24, assaulted several police officers at the Jason Aldean concert in Hartford on Sunday night and was handcuffed to a hospital bed.

He was upset about getting arrested, “wanted to have some fun,” and started trying to make the bed, flip, according to a news release from police.

When the officer who was guarding Dukett went to stabilize the bed, Dukett kicked his hand and spit at him, police said.

The officer called for an additional officer with a Taser.

Dukett was charged with second-degree breach of peace, second-degree assault, interfering with police and assault on police.

Bond was set at $500,000.


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