Man Went at Officers With Butcher Knife, Brass Knuckles: Police

A suspect in a domestic incident in Hartford went after police with a butcher knife and brass knuckles and police shot him with a bean bag, according to police. 

As police were responding to Tremont Street in Hartford at 5:07 p.m., officers met with the victim on Farmington Avenue and she said her live-in boyfriend was drunk and punched her in the head, police said. 

She also gave officers a key to her apartment and said the 49-year-old man was cutting his wrist and there was blood all over the apartment. 

Police said officers heard noises coming from the apartment and thought the man might be injured, so they opened the door but did not go in. 

The suspect then emerged from a hallway with a large butcher knife in his right hand and brass knuckles in his left hand, ignored attempts officers were making to de-escalate the situation and went at them with the weapons, police said. 

An officer then shot a bean bag round at the suspect and he dropped his weapons and was taken into custody. 

Police said the man was taken to St. Francis Hospital and investigators are working on getting an arrest.

Police said the victim decline medical attention and was referred to domestic violence victim services.

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