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29-year-old man arrested after threatening a police sergeant

Hartford Correctional Center
Hartford Correctional Center

HARTFORD, CT– A 29-year-old man is now facing charges after he threatened to kill a police sergeant and pulled a knife on another law enforcement officer.
The incident occurred Monday in Hartford.
According to the report, the suspect approached the Sergeant and asked if he was a police officer. When the Sergeant confirmed, the suspect reportedly stated that he “kills cops.” The suspect then went on to threaten the sergeant specifically.
When the sergeant approached the suspect, the suspect jumped into his vehicle and fled the scene while shouting profane language.
The Sergeant pursued the suspect but eventually gave up in the interest of protecting the public.
Using the suspect’s vehicle information, however, other authorities were able to track him down and identify him as Raymond Lapinski.
On Tuesday, authorities spotted Lapinski near Asylum Avenue and Ann Ucello Street and approached him. When authorities identified themselves, Lapinski reportedly pulled out a knife and began shouting obscenities.
He eventually dropped the knife and complied with the officer’s orders.
Lapinski was taken into custody for assault on a public safety officer, criminal attempt to commit assault in the first degree, interfering with an officer, and carrying a dangerous weapon.
He was additionally charged with second-degree threatening, first-degree reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and disobeying the signal of an officer/attempting to elude or escape an officer Wednesday.
Authorities also reported that Lapinski has had at least five run-ins with officers in April.