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A 24-year-old 15th Street man was arrested in the first block of Arkansas Street about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday after police chased him on foot from the intersection of Grant and Hampshire streets where he was allegedly standing in the middle of the road blocking traffic.

Francisco Lanzo was charged with disorderly conduct and criminal possession of a hypo instrument after police reported finding a hypodermic needle in his front shirt pocket. After Lanzo claimed he had swallowed a small baggie of crack cocaine he with taken to Erie County Medical Center where he was examined and released back to the police.