A female Connecticut police officer was ferociously attacked by a hammer-wielding man, police said.
The Middletown Police Department said that on Saturday, August 12 at 6:33 p.m., authorities received a complaint about noise and breaking glass on a residential street.
Detective Karli Travis, who runs the Middletown Police Cadet Program and serves in the patrol division, was the first officer who responded to the call. She approached the resident on foot and police said that she immediately noticed that the suspect, 52-year-old Winston Tate, was wielding a blunt object.
In a press conference on Tuesday, August 15, Chief Eric McCallister of the Middletown Police Department said that Travis calmly asked Tate to drop the object, a metal hammer, to the ground.
He refused, despite the officer repeatedly insisting that Tate does so.
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“Can you put that down, please,” Travis is heard calmly saying in body camera footage, released by the Connecticut Office of Inspector General.
“No!” Tate is heard barking back.
As Travis radioed for backup from her colleagues, Tate is seen in body camera footage charging towards her, wielding a…