Police arrest man following Merrimack Street incident

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Aureo Alicea. Photo/Manchester Police

MANCHESTER, N.H. – On Sunday, police arrested a man after an incident in a building on Merrimack Street.

At approximately 11:20 p.m., police were summoned after reports of a man screaming inside the building. Witnesses said that the man was on the second floor and did not live there, the man was also allegedly banging and screaming profanities.

Police eventually made contact with the man, 25-year-old Aureo Alicea, inside a bathroom.

Alicea responded to police with threats of violence and did not comply with police demands to show his hands and stay on his knees. Alicea was tazed after he began to reach for his jacket pocket after not following the officers’ demands, with officers fearing he was reaching for a weapon.

Police discovered a bag of powder to believed to be heroin and/or fentanyl inside the bathroom.

Alicea was charged with alleged possession of controlled drugs, resisting arrest, and criminal threatening. He also had an electronic bench warrant on separate charges issued by Manchester Circuit Court and was on probation on a separate unspecified charge.

Alicea is scheduled to be arraigned in Hillsborough Superior Court on Monday afternoon.

Anyone accused of a crime is innocent until proven guilty by a court of law.

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