Police: Canaan man made threatening statements at Norwalk DMV

Gregory J. Plaia, 55, of Honey Hill in Canaan, Conn., was charged with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace.

NORWALK — A Canaan man is accused of making threatening comments while at the Norwalk Department of Motor Vehicles on Main Avenue on Thursday morning, according to police.

While completing a transaction at the Main Avenue DMV, 55-year-old Gregory J. Plaia, of Honey Hill in Canaan, allegedly said, “Today seems like a good day to shoot to kill,” and suggested he would return to the DMV another time, according to Connecticut State Police.

An employee phoned state police to report the incident, which happened around 10:40 a.m.

The police investigation led troopers to arrest Plaia and charged him with second-degree threatening and second-degree breach of peace. He was released after posting a $10,000 bond.

“I am so proud of the DMV team at the Norwalk branch for immediately reporting the threatening comments made by a customer this morning,” said a statement from the state Department of Motor Vehicles Commissioner Bongi Magubane. “The safety of our employees and customers is a top priority for the DMV and their quick actions are to be commended.”

Plaia is expected in Norwalk court on Sept. 13 to face the charges from this incident.

State police urged the public to remain vigilant and to report anything to police that could become a potential safety issue.

“If you see (or hear) something, say something,” state police said.

Connecticut Media Group