Westport man allegedly threatened officers, spit at paramedic
Updated 2:40 pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WESTPORT — A town resident allegedly fought and threatened to kill police officers attempting to arrest him early Sunday, then spit at a paramedic.
Police said the 37-year-old man, who appeared to be under the influence, was arguing with people and broke things in a West Parish Road home when offices arrived around 12:30 a.m. March 19. When officers attempted to arrest the man, Charles Vosgueritchian, fought with and threatened to kill them, according to police.
Officers said they eventually handcuffed Vosgueritchian and put him into an ambulance to be sedated, where he then spit in a paramedic’s face. Vosgueritchian was taken to Norwalk Hospital for evaluation, police said.
Upon his return from the hospital, the resident of West Parish Road in Westport was charged at 1 a.m. with threatening, disorderly conduct, interfering with an officer and three counts of assault on emergency personnel.
Westport Police previously arrested Vosgueritchian in January, charging him with tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and interfering with an officer after he was pulled over on Interstate 95. He allegedly had a crack pipe in his pocket, which he attempted to step on and break while under arrest.