A Stamford man is in custody after an alleged assault on three public officials this morning at City Hall, Stamford police reported.
Jeremy Benjamin Hall, 35, of Stamford, was arrested after an alleged assault that occurred over a dispute on a water bill.
According to police, Hall went into City Hall at 10:30 a.m. Stamford Police Officer Kevin Cavett said.
“He was upset about his water bill,” Cavett said. “He was using obscene language, and they told him to calm down.”
Municipal Court Judge Gary Coppedge reportedly attempted to calm Hall down but was assaulted, Cavett said. City Administrator Karen Lou Graham also was injured in the attack, police said.
“She got knocked down when she tried to pull him (Hall) off the judge,” Cavett said. “She got knocked to the floor.”
Coppedge was transported to the hospital via ambulance, and Graham was taken by private vehicle, Cavett said.
Gary Bell, water department supervisor for the city, also was reportedly assaulted but was not taken to the hospital.
Cavett arrived on the scene and arrested Hall without incident.
Hall has been charged with one count of assault on a public servant, a third degree felony and two counts of assault with bodily injury, a misdemeanor.
No bond has been set.