A Bristol police officer was arrested after police say he made a threat in the workplace.
Adam Quinn is a Bristol police officer and was arrested by his own department Saturday around 8 p.m. after he allegedly made a workplace threat. He is charged with second-degree breach of peace. His police authority has been suspended until further notice, according to the department.
Police say there were no injuries related to the threat and no risk to the general public.
Daniel A. Esposito, an attorney representing Quinn, said the arrest stems from a "workplace grudge" and not a "workplace threat."
Esposito called Quinn an "American hero" and said the arrest an "overreaction" and said "an aggressive defense will be presented."
Quinn had served as a Naval officer, a federal agent with the Department of Homeland Security, won awards during his time as a Bristol officer and was named Officer of the Month four times, Esposito said.
Additional details of the incident were not available and the court has sealed the warrant.
Quinn was released on a non-surety bond and expected in court January 25.