Westport police charged a 57-year-old Milford resident after he allegedly forced his way into a First Night event at Westport Town Hall Monday night and assaulted a police officer.
The suspect, identified as Richard Weizel, reportedly pushed an officer to the ground and began to fight with him. Weizel continued to put up a fight when the officer attempted to take him into custody. Weizel also fought the fire inspector who assisted the officer, police said.
Weizel was taken into custody and chaeged with assault on a public safety member, interfering with an officer, first-degree criminal trespassing and breach of peace. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond. He is due in Norwalk Superior Court Jan. 10.
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