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PD: Man Yells Profanities at Officers, Tries to Fight Them

Dennis Burke, 49, yelled profanities at the officers while walking near Veteran's Park Tuesday afternoon

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    Police in Manchester, New Hampshire, have arrested a man they say fought with officers as they tried to stop him from drinking in public. 

    Dennis Burke, 49, yelled profanities at the officers while walking near Veteran's Park Tuesday afternoon. The officers advised that using profanities in a public area could get him arrested. 

    During that time, Burke sat on a bench and was approached by a man who gave him a beer. Officers told Burke he would be issued a summons if he opened the beer. Burke argued with the officers, so one of the officers tried to take the beer. 

    Burke then allegedly clenched his fists and shoved the officer. The officer shoved back, causing Burke to trip over the bench. Officers arrested Burke, who resisted the arrest. 

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    He was transported to police headquarters, where he again tried to fight with officers as they removed a sting from his pants. Police ultimately used a Taser on Burke. 

    He was charged with two counts simple assault, resisting arrest, obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. 

    It's not clear if he has an attorney.


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