I’d say my original report was pretty accurate:
Connecticut State Police report:
On November 25th, 2021 at approximately 1429 hrs, Troop G personnel responded to a pedestrian
walking on Route 15 North between exits 40-41. Upon arrival, Troopers observed a white male crouched
behind the concrete barrier in the right shoulder. While Troopers began making contact with the male, the
male suddenly jumped over the barrier and began running across the northbound travel lanes into traffic.
Troopers were able to stop the male in the left lane, where a physical altercation ensued. During the
struggle, the male continued to actively resist, failing to comply with verbal demands from the Troopers on
scene. An assigned Conducted Electrical Weapon (Taser) was deployed in attempt to gain control of the
male. With assistance from passing motorist, Troopers on scene were eventually able to gain control and
take the male into custody. Both Troopers on scene sustained minor lacerations to theirs hands and facial areas and both were treated at Norwalk Hospital.
The male, who was later identified as Bogdan-Daniel
Popa (D.O.B. 01/05/1994) was transported to Norwalk Hospital for minor injuries and later released. Popa
was processed and charged with violating C.G.S. 53a-182, Illegal use of a highway by a pedestrian,
C.G.S. 53a-167a, Interfering with an officer and C.G.S 53a-167c, Assault on a Public Safety Officer (Two
Counts). Popa was held on a $100,000 bond and transported to Bridgeport Correctional Facility
2021-11-25@2:47pm–#Norwalk CT– #cttraffic– State police had a foot pursuit and fight with a possible emotionally unbalanced person on the Merritt Parkway northbound between exits 40 and 41. The person was brought under control after two taser deployments and the trooper took a shot to his head and cut hands according to radio reports.
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