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After bar fight, man threatens to shoot people in restaurant

February 8, 2019

A 28-year-old Naugatuck man was arrested after police said he threatened to shoot patrons in a restaurant’s bar.

Jonathan Figueroa, of Rubber Avenue, is also accused of slugging a bar patron in Santos Restaurant on Church Street in Naugatuck.

After he was told to leave the bar, police said, Figueroa “returned while threatening to shoot patrons and gesturing with his hands that he was carrying a pistol,” according to the arrest report.

Police were called to the Portuguese restaurant just before midnight Wednesday after the alleged threat.

Police initiated a traffic stop of Figueroa’s vehicle a short distance from Santos on Maple Street.

Figueroa was found to be operating the vehicle while under the influence.

The investigation did not recover a firearm.

Figueroa was charged with first-degree threatening, breach of peace and DUI.

He was released on bond and is scheduled to appear at Waterbury Superior Court on Feb. 20.

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