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Woman arrested in assault of 2 Stamford police officers

December 26, 2018

STAMFORD—A Glenbrook woman was picked up late on Christmas Eve after she allegedly assaulted two police officers after they were called to the home during an argument with her father.

Sgt. Sean McGowan said police were called at 11:30 p.m. to Hope Street near Howes Avenue on the report of the woman being irate and arguing with her father while making suicidal threats.

As police approached the rear door of the apartment, they saw Elyse Nastahowski, 27, exit the apartment while holding a clothes basket. While walking toward the officer, he told her to stop because she was looked visibly upset, McGowan said.

But Nastahowski kept walking to the police officer in an aggressive manner. Ignoring the commands, the officer grabbed the left arm of Nastashowski, who then threw the clothing basket to the ground.

She then swung on the officer with her right hand with a closed fist while yelling, “let me go,” McGowan said. As the officer was trying to get Nastahowski to the ground she kept fighting, striking another officer who came to help on both sides of his face with a closed fist.

She is also accused of also struck the first officer in the arm several times and after the officers got her onto the ground and handcuffed while on her stomach, she continued to struggle and kicked one of the officers in the back with the heel of her foot.

The woman continued to swear at officers before they were able to put leg shackles on her. When they stood her up to walk to the cruiser to take her to Stamford Hospital for an psychiatric evaluation, she went limp and had to be carried by the officers she was just fighting with moments earlier, McGowan said.

She was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer and resisting arrest.

jnickerson@stamfordadvocate.com

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