TRUMBULL, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man was arrested in Trumbull after police said he hit his adult daughter several times and pointed a gun at her boyfriend while attending his granddaughter's birthday party in town.
Police said that 46-year-old Jack Fernandez of Bridgeport was attending a birthday party for his 3-year-old granddaughter on Old Hollow Road in Trumbull on Sunday when the incident occurred. Fernandez's 21-year-old daughter said that during the party, Fernandez became angry with her because he believed she was unappreciative of his paying expenses for her, and that she was being disrespectful of her stepmother, police said.
Fernandez's daughter reported that Fernandez punched her in the face, at which point her boyfriend stood up and stepped between the two to intervene, according to police. Fernandez then pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the boyfriend's face and threatened to shoot him, police said.
Other people at the party were able to intervene and separate them, but not before Fernandez hit his daughter two more times with her hands, police said. She sustained minor injuries to her face, according to police.
After the daughter and her boyfriend came to police headquarters that night to report the incident, Fernandez turned himself in to police.
He was charged with first-degree threatening, disorderly conduct and third-degree assault. He was held on a $75,000 bond and went to court the next day. Police said they went to his home, seized numerous firearms and took possession of his Connecticut pistol permit.
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