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NIAGARA FALLS – A man was charged after he allegedly uttered an obscenity at a judge and fought with an officer on Wednesday morning.

Paul Kasprzycki, 60, of Ferry Avenue was charged with third-degree assault at 10:18 a.m. in the Niagara Falls Public Safety Building.

Kasprzycki allegedly became angry following an arraignment in City Court and insulted Judge Diane L. Vitello with a derogatory slur. He was removed from the courtroom and led into a holding cell.

As prisoners were being removed from the courtroom he became aggressive in the elevator with other prisoners and an officer, grabbing the officer by the throat and then he was restrained, police said.

Kasprzycki was forcibly escorted into the city police department’s basement jail and was charged without further trouble.