Man With Knife Threatened Children on CT Transit Bus in Hamden: Police

Hamden police have arrested a man who is accused of threatening children on a Connecticut Transit bus, pulling a knife on them, pulling down his pants and exposing his buttocks. 

Police said officers responded to the corner of Shepard Avenue and Howard Drive around 11 p.m. on Friday to investigate reports that a man “pulled a knife out on people on the bus” and children were onboard. 

Moments later, officers arrested 48-year-old Alonzo Humphrey, of New Haven. 

They said he had a pocket knife and was uncooperative. 

As officers investigated, they learned that Humphrey threatened three children, ages 11, 14 and 17, according to police. 

He is also accused of asking the juveniles if they wanted to “smoke and drink” with him, then he pulled his pants down, exposed his buttocks and “pulled out a knife on them,” police said. 

The bus driver immediately stopped the bus, according to police. 

Humphrey was charged with threatening in the second degree and breach of peace in the second degree. 

Humphrey, who was detained on a $1,000 bond, is scheduled to appear in Meriden Superior Court on July 12. 

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