A man is accused attacking a mailman in Waterbury, according to police.
Police said Daniel Alvardo, 42, confronted the victim, 23-year-old Roshane Thompson of Bridgeport, after Alvardo caught Thompson urinating in a wooded area near Alvardo's property on Newridge Avenue.
They said the suspect had a pistol with him during the confrontation and put it on Thompson's stomach.
The two began to argue, according to police.
Eventually, Alvardo handed the gun to his girlfriend, 33-year-old Annette Guidone, who walked to the house with it, police said.
Alvardo then struck Thompson in the head and face several times.
After he knocked the victim to the ground, police said Alvardo smashed Thompson's face into the pavement while yelling racial remarks at him.
Police said Thompson was found lying on the ground next to his mail truck. He had a large cut above his right eye.
He was taken to St. Mary's Hospital for treatment. His injuries were said to be non-life-threatening.
Alvardo was taken to police headquarters.
Guidone handed the firearm over the police for evidence.
Alvardo was charged with second-degree assault with a firearm, reckless endangerment, carrying a firearm while intoxicated and second-degree bigotry. He will be arraigned at Waterbury Superior Court on March 29.
Alvardo is a correctional lieutenant with the Department of Correction who is assigned to the Bridgeport Correctional Center. He was hired in 2000 and has been placed on administrative leave.
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