Man charged with assaulting co-worker, officer

Man charged with assaulting co-worker and sending officer to hospital

DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — A 45-year-old man has been charged with attacking a co-worker at a Danbury car dealership and sending a police officer to the hospital with a knife laceration.

Police say Douglas Cooke of Oxford assaulted the co-worker Friday morning during a dispute over construction on the building. The victim suffered facial injuries.

The News-Times reports that when police arrived at the dealership, Cooke refused their commands to drop a sheet-rock knife and got into a struggle with officers, leaving one officer with a laceration wound that required several stitches to close.

Cooke was charged with several counts of assault and posted $15,000 bail. His response to the allegations is unknown. A phone listing for him is disconnected and it’s not clear if he has a lawyer.

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