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Bridgeport police officer injured during arrest

April 4, 2019

BRIDGEPORT — Police say a man arrested Tuesday night was “violent” toward officers trying to handcuff him, sending one officer to the hospital with injuries.

Dondre Johnson, 24, was charged with assault on a public safety officer, engaging police in a pursuit and resisting arrest.

Police said the incident started when officers tried to pull the driver, later identified as Johnson, over in the area of Capitol and Parrott avenues. According to dispatch reports, it happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday. Dispatch reports indicated Johnson did not immediately pull over for police.

It was unclear what ended the pursuit, but police took Johnson into custody around 8:15 p.m., according to Connecticut State Police dispatchers.

Officers found drugs in the car that tested positive for, police said. It was unclear how much marijuana he was found with.

Police said Johnson resisted arrest and was “violent toward officers.” One officer was kicked during the incident and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries to the leg.

There were no updated court records for Johnson immediately available Wednesday.