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Man Faces Charges After Violent Outburst At Westport Residence, Police Say

Alec Johnson, 23, of Westport
Alec Johnson, 23, of Westport Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

A man is facing multiple charges after having a violent outburst at a residence in Westport, according to police.

Westport Police say victims responded to headquarters and reported that a man identified as Alec Johnson, 23, of Westport had been having the outburst at a Westport residence on Saturday, July 6 around 10:45 p.m.

Police say the victims reported that Johnson had followed them briefly while driving aggressively before making several turns and going straying from the victims’ route.

Victims told officers Johnson had been making verbal threats of violence and damaging items inside the home, police said. After officers were given a description of Johnson and his vehicle, police say one of the victims received a phone call from Johnson stating that he had returned home.

Officers responded to the location and allegedly observed Johnson open a door and look outside. He then began to make verbal and physical threats toward the officers and stated that he would be arming himself, according to police.

Johnson did not immediately exit the home, and police say they maintain a perimeter around the residence. The Southwest Regional Emergency Response Team was also called in to provide assistance.

Officers say they continued to witness Johnson damaging items within the home. A police crisis negotiator then made contact with Johnson via phone and convinced him to exit the residence of his own free will.

Johnson was taken into custody without further incident. He was charged with disorderly conduct and third-degree criminal mischief.

Johnson was unable to post his $2,500 bond. He was transported for Norwalk Superior Court for arraignment on Monday, July 8.

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