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Cops: Man at Fairfield Metro RR station drank cough medicine to harm self

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John Denino, 33, of New Haven, was arrested for violating probation.

Police called to investigate a man sitting at the Fairfield Metro train station Wednesday afternoon had consumed several bottles of cough medicine in an attempt to harm himself, according to the police report.

John Denino, 33, who is homeless, also was wanted by New Haven police for violating probation, police said.

He was committed to Bridgeport Hospital for an emergency evaluation.

When he was released from the hospital Thursday, he was charged with violation of probation and held on a court-set bond of $25,000. He was scheduled to appear Aug. 21 in Bridgeport Superior Court.

According to police, the warrant was issued in connection with a 2012 conviction for assault on emergency personnel.

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