A Massachusetts man was arrested after police said he threatened two officers in Manchester.

Police responded to the Hillsborough County Superior Court at 300 Chestnut St. for crowd control around 2 p.m. Friday as state police were in the process of moving homeless people from the courthouse grounds.

Manchester officers assisted a trooper who was attempting to arrest someone when a large crowd formed around him.

Joseph Castro Del Rio, 33, of Watertown, Mass., was charged with criminal threatening and resisting arrest.

“Del Rio was screaming into a microphone and lifted his right foot and kicked toward an officer in an aggressive manner,” police said in a news release. “He did the same to another officer.”

Del Rio ran down the street; police arrested him after a brief struggle.

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