A Bridgeport man is accused of threatening to shoot police officers and emergency medical personnel at the annual Easton Fireman’s Carnival.
Police said 69-year-old Alfred Hofer was charged with second-degree threatening and breach of peace.
He had reportedly approached a group of EMTs at the carnival on Aug. 4 and said he had been mistreated by them.
He claimed another police department had ignored his complaint when he was robbed and that EMTs from a different agency “tied him up” in an ambulance.
Police said Hofer pointed his index finger at the EMTs and said “bang, bang, bang.”
He also reportedly told police he had a weapon in his car.
He walked off carnival grounds and was arrested a short time later where police said he told an officer he "came here tonight to shoot the police.”
No weapons were found in Hofer's vehicle.
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