A man in Middletown, Connecticut, has been accused of attacking a police officer with a hammer. The incident occurred after the police received a noise complaint. Body camera footage shows the suspect, Winston Tate, assaulting the officer before being shot and arrested. Tate has a history of attacking police officers and has been charged with several offenses. The injured officer, Karli Travis, has been treated and released from the hospital. The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Evan Sobol,Dylan Fearon,Gray News staff reported
A man in Middletown, Connecticut, has been accused of assaulting a police officer in an incident that occurred over the weekend. The Middletown police responded to a complaint about noise and breaking glass at a residence on Liberty Street. Disturbing body camera footage released later shows the suspect, identified as 52-year-old Winston Tate, attacking the officer with a hammer. It should be noted that the video contains graphic content. Tate struck Detective Karli Travis with the hammer multiple times before being shot by her while she was on the ground. Tate was subsequently apprehended and appeared in court on Tuesday. The state’s attorney described him as dangerous and stated that nobody is safe from him. Tate exhibited peculiar behavior in court, attempting to remove his prison jumpsuit until a public defender intervened. Detective Travis was taken to Middlesex Hospital for treatment and has since been discharged. The incident has garnered support from over 20 Middletown police officers who consider Travis a hero. Tate’s residence had been the subject of five disturbance-related police calls in the past month. He had previously served jail time for assaulting police officers in 2017 and 2020. Middletown’s police union expressed hope that Tate will face appropriate consequences for his attempt to murder a police officer. The investigation into the incident is ongoing..