NEW HAVEN — One city man has been arrested following an incident early Friday in which a group of males, at least one of whom was carrying a gun, kicked tents at the Occupy New Haven encampment on the city Green, while yelling “wake up,” police said.
Police said in a statement that occupiers called to report the incident at a little after 1 a.m. One of the occupiers told police that he saw one of the perpetrators point a gun at another male occupier.
The perpetrators fled the Green, but Officer Michael Pepe was in their path, and “saw them coming and tried stopping them,” police said in the statement.
Suspect Dairres Walden, 22, of Huntington Street, took off and made it over a fence in the 200 block of Park Street, allegedly dropping a gun as he did so, police said. Walden then “retrieved” the gun and “ducked from sight,” police said.