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New Fairfield man arrested for attempted murder of a police officer

A New Fairfield man has been arrested for attempted murder of a police officer for an incident last month in the town of Sharon.  State Police also charged 56-year old Thomas Farrington with assault and unauthorized possession of a weapon.  State Police say the charges stem from a standoff at the Housatonic Meadows campground off Route 7 on June 26. 

Trooper Patrick Carter responded to a report of a woman screaming inside a camper, but was confronted by an allegedly intoxicated Farrington.  Trooper Carter reported that Farrington's gun clicked repeatedly, but didn't fire any rounds.  Surrounding campers were evacuated as Farrington allegedly waved his gun around. 

Two handguns were found contained loaded cartridges, but no rounds in the chamber.  Neither were lawfully owned as Farrington’s pistol permit was previously revoked. 

The windows of the camper had been smashed and Farrington allegedly yelled expletives at Carter, threatened to stab a police K-9 to death, and screamed “kill me bunch of punks.” 

Farrington was arrested on Route 6 in Bethel on Monday morning.  He was arraigned and ordered held on $750,000 bond.  He's due back in court on August 27th.