Fairfield Man Arrested After Fears He Would Harm Children
A Fairfield man has been arrested of said he had thought for years of harming children at one of the elementary schools in town.Police say 44 year old Joseph Russo called them last month and told them he planned to carry out actions and wanted immediate help so he would not act.During the initial interview by a police officer, it was determined Russo posed a significant and potential danger to others.
Russo was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical center in Bridgeport for evaluation October 27th. He remained in protective custody there during the investigation and posed no direct threat to the public.
Upon his release Wednesday,Russo was charged with Threatening in the First Degree and Threatening a Act of Terrorism.
Russo is being held in lieu of $75,000 bond.
Fairfield Police say during the investigation they have maintained an open dialogue with the Fairfield School System and say that will continue.