Feb 11, 2015 12:48 PM
Police: Manchester man tries to take officer's Taser during arrest
MANCHESTER - Police said a city man tried to take an officer's Taser during an arrest.
Officers responded to 1311 Hanover St. around 7:40 p.m. Tuesday for a report of a man threatening several neighbors. Police arrested Setarbosnia Rivas, 26, of Manchester, in the parking lot of the Hanover Street apartment building.
A police officer said Rivas made statements about "guns and bodies," as he began to pull the license plate off a vehicle.
Rivas allegedly tried to grab the Taser from an officer's belt as he was being subdued. A brief struggle ensued before he was placed in handcuffs.
Police said residents of the building said Rivas appeared to be acting strange over the previous 48 hours. One neighbor said Rivas had been extremely loud and boisterous over the past few days, especially on the date of the arrest. Two other neighbors told police Rivas threatened them before police arrived.
Based on the information, Rivas he was charged with two counts of criminal threatening, resisting arrest/detention, disorderly conduct, attempted criminal mischief and possession of a controlled drug.