Willimantic man arrested for assaulting police officers

Edgardo Santos (Photo provided by the Willimantic Police Dept.)

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (WTNH) — A Willimantic man was arrested after assaulting four police officers Christmas night.

According to police, the incident took place at a home on Ives Street around 10 p.m.

Police said a female officer was responding to an incident at the home when 49-year-old Edgardo Santos became combative.

Officers said they were finally able to calm Santos down and transported him to Police headquarters for processing.

Police said Santos became unruly again while at the station and began fighting with several officers.

Police were able to secure him into a holding cell at which time he began spitting blood at several of the officers.

Santos is facing several charges including four-counts of assault on a police officers, interfering with police, breach of peace and criminal trespass. He is being held on a $100,000 bond and is due in Danielson Superior Court on Monday.

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