WMATA: Cop Pepper-Sprays Man Drinking Booze in Dupont Metro
A Metro Transit Police Department officer used pepper spray on an uncooperative man who was drinking from a bottle of Courvoisier cognac inside the Dupont Circle Metro station this afternoon, a Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority spokeswoman told Borderstan.
The man, whose name hasn’t been released, was acting “disorderly” about 4 p.m., forcing the cop to discharge the pepper spray, WMATA spokeswoman Morgan Dye said.
He was arrested for assaulting a police officer, drinking in public and fare evasion.
The man was brought to a local hospital for treatment. Two other Metro users who were near the spraying were treated on the scene.