NEW BRITAIN - A man wanted in Florida for violation of probation was arrested in the city last Saturday after allegedly causing an osculating fan to almost hit a six-year-old child.
Abdullah Al-Islam, 41, of Ellis Street, began insulting a woman and calling her names after she returned from being out with her 6-year-old son, an incident report said. The location of the incident was redacted from the report because of its domestic nature.
The woman said she grabbed a fan to put in the room of her son, as she ignored Al-Islam, and he grabbed it, the report said. The tugging on it caused it to be flung in the direction of the boy, who was able to get out of the way without injury, the woman told police.
Police spoke with the boy, who corroborated the mother’s story, the report said.
Al-Islam was then charged with disorderly conduct and risk of injury to a child.
While he was being processed for the charges, police discovered a warrant out of Florida against him for a violation of probation that stems from failing to report to a probation officer, court records showed. Al-Islam was on probation for a possession of a controlled substance offense that occurred in November 2017, according to the records. Details of the offense were not immediately available.
New Britain police then charged Al-Islam as a fugitive from justice in a separate case after they discovered the warrant out of Florida, the court records showed.
But on Friday state prosecutors nollied the fugitive of justice case so he will have to resolve the domestic incident case in New Britain before going to Florida to answer to those charges, his public defender Matt Divito said. His bond of his domestic incident was raised to $35,000.
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