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Norwich police: Man intentionally drove into patrol vehicle, threatened to shoot officer

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Norwich — Police said a man intentionally drove into a parked patrol vehicle Tuesday and then threatened to shoot the officer inside before driving away.

The officer was taken to Backus Hospital with minor injuries, police said.

According to the news release, about 6:40 a.m. the driver of a blue Honda Accord drove into the front passenger side of the patrol vehicle, which was parked in the area of Judd Road. The driver, identified as 28-year-old Roland Euell, then got out of his Accord and threatened the officer sitting in the patrol vehicle.

Eull then drove away from the scene, police said. Police added that a firearm was not displayed during the incident.

Officers found Euell driving "in the area of Rockwell Street and attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop," police said in the news release. "Euell engaged Officers in a pursuit which continued to the area of the Norwich Police Department. Euell entered the rear parking area of the Department where he struck several vehicles (that) included both personal and department owned vehicles."

"Euell's vehicle became disabled in the parking lot of the Norwich Police Department and he was taken into custody," police added.

In addition to several motor vehicle charges, Eull was charged with second-degree assault with a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, assault on a public safety officer, reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and first-degree criminal mischief, police said. He was being held in lieu of a $200,000 cash/surety bond and was scheduled to appear in Norwich Superior Court on Feb. 10.

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