Three arrested after Connecticut man was thrown 45 feet from the bridge, police say

Gregory Rottjer, Jennifer Hannum and Matthew Dorso face charges for throwing a person on a bridge in Connecticut.

( Shelton Police Department)

Two men and a woman were Tuesday arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving Day incident in which a Connecticut man was thrown 45 feet off a bridge, police said.

The unidentified victim survived the fall, but was still recovering from unknown injuries, police said.

The victim and his brother had tried to intervene when she saw that defendant Gregory Rottjer argument with his girlfriend, Jennifer Hannum, as the pair walked across the Derby-Shelton Bridge, the Connecticut Post reported.

The victim told the police that he told Rottjer, 25, to chill out.” Mobile phone video of the confrontation shows Rottjer go after the victim that can be seen backing up with his hands in the air, WFSB-TV reported.

Rottjer, and his friend, Matthew Dorso, then began arguing with the victim and his brother. A short time later Rottjer then allegedly threw the victim off the bridge and into the icy water below, police said.

The suspects then fled the scene, but police tracked them down using a mobile phone that one of them remained behind.

Rottjer was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, first-degree assault and reckless endangering. Dorso was charged with third-degree assault and Hannum was charged with interfering with an officer, the Post reported.

They are set to appear in court on Dec. 22.

Rottjer was held on $250,000 bail.

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