Waterbury police chief praises ambushed officers

New Haven

The police chief in Waterbury is speaking out on Wednesday after one of his officers was ambushed on the job.

The whole thing was caught on surveillance cameras at the Gulf station on Union Street. 

The suspect ran up behind the officer and tried to grab his firearm.

Chief Fernando Spagnolo praised the job those two officers did in subduing the suspect and not letting him get a hold of the gun. 

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“The training and the tactics and the professionalism of the two Waterbury police officers involved in this incident are amazing to me. I’m very proud of the work that they did and how they conducted themselves,” he said.

The chief said the units sustained minor injuries and will be okay.


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