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Video: PD: Man charged after trying to take Waterbury officer’s handgun from holster

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A man is facing charges after he allegedly attacked Waterbury officers and tried to take a holstered handgun from one of them.

According to officials, on Monday at 2:00 a.m., units were exiting a gas station at 21 Union Street when one of the officers held the door open for 46-year-old Matthew Patterson.

While walking to their vehicle, police said Patterson attacked one of the officers and tried to rip a holstered handgun away.

Patterson was unable to obtain the firearm and fled on foot.

Units deployed a stun gun and gave chase to Patterson.

When they caught up to him, Patterson allegedly resisted arrest before eventually being subdued and arrested.

He was transported to a local hospital for treatment and evaluation.

Patterson faces charges of two counts of assault of a police officer, interfering with police, reckless endangerment and criminal attempt at theft of firearm.

Both officers were hurt during the incident. The two are expected to recover.


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