Environmental Conservation Police Make Arrest Involving Firearm, Threatening

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EAST HADDAM, Conn. (WTIC) – Connecticut DEEP and Econ officers made an arrest Sunday, July 5th following an incident on the Connecticut River in East Haddam.

Matthew Graillat, 32 of East Haddam was charged with Threatening in the First Degree and Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree following the incident where witnesses reported that he pointed a firearm towards other boaters.

Witnesses reported to officers that Graillat engaged in a verbal altercation with several boaters while on his personal watercraft.  He then pulled out a handgun and pointed it toward the boaters and witnesses photographed the incident.

Following an investigation, DEEP Officers seized eleven firearms from the vessel used in the incident as well. 

Graillat was arrested and processed at the State Police Colchester barracks and later released on a $5,000 bond.  He has a future court date in Middletown Superior Court.