Man in US intervenes in couple’s argument, thrown from bridge

A man in Connecticut in the US threw another man off a bridge when he intervened in an argument between the suspect and his girlfriend

world Updated: Dec 13, 2017 08:25 IST
Associated Press
Associated Press
Associated Press, Derby
Connecticut,crime in US,attempted murder
People walk on a bridge in London. A man in the US was thrown from a bridge when he intervened in an argument.(AFP / Representative Photo)

Connecticut police say a man threw another man 45 feet off a bridge because he intervened in an argument between the suspect and his girlfriend.

Shelton police charged Gregory Rottjer with attempted murder in connection with the Thanksgiving morning encounter that left the victim seriously injured. He faces arraignment.

Rottjer’s friend Matthew Dorso was charged with assault while Rottjer’s girlfriend, Jennifer Hannum, was charged with lying to police.

Police say Rottjer and Hannum were arguing as they walked across the bridge over the Housatonic river between Derby and Shelton. The victim and his brother asked Hannum if she was OK, which prompted Rottjer and Dorso to start a fight that ended with the victim in the water.

It was unclear if the suspects had lawyers.

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 08:23 IST