(Bridgeport, CT – June 2, 2014) – A city man faces charges after making threats and yelling racial epithets at the downtown bus station.

Officer Luis Melendez responded Sunday at noon to a disturbance at the Water Street depot.

Other patrons were about to physically confront the suspect, later identified as Lawrence Lucher, 44, of Bridgeport, when a security guard intervened. After initially refusing to leave, Lucher walked out of the station.

When police arrived, the security guard pointed out the suspect to police. Upon seeing the security guard, he hurled another racial epithet and did so again when he was brought to the booking area of the police department.

Because of his erratic behavior and other bizarre statements he made, he was taken for a psychiatric evaluation.

He faces charges of threatening and breach of peace.


By Alex

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