A Danbury man has been arrested for allegedly threatening a local business owner, using derogatory ethnic remarks and hate speech. Police received a complaint Monday from a businessman saying Austin Merritt Nolan accused him of dumping debris in Easton. The victim denied the accusation, but Nolan allegedly threaten the individual with severe physical injury and destroying his business equipment.
During the phone call, when asked who he was, he reportedly provided a name stated that he was a Danbury Police Officer.
When officers later contacted Nolan by phone, he was belligerent and used foul language and derogatory comments about police officers. Nolan was located at a local hotel where he was charged with Threatening, Harassment, Intimidation Based on Bigotry or Biased, Impersonation of a Police Officer, and Breach of Peace