Nov 25, 2015 9:35 AM

Manchester man charged with threatening driving students attempting parallel park

MANCHESTER - Police say three students and a driver's education instructor were threatened by a man who said he'd shoot them if they hit his car while practicing parallel parking on Chestnut Street Tuesday evening.

According to police, the instructor and her students were in the car when the man approached and banged on the front passenger window. They saw he had a black and silver handgun on his hip while he made the threat. Fearing for their safely, they left the area and called police.

Police say they spoke with several residents after the incident and determined the description matched a man later located at the British Beer Company on South Willow Street.

Joseph Duven, 22, of Manchester was charged with four counts of criminal threatening. Police located the gun allegedly used during the incident outside the restaurant, which led to an additional charge of falsifying physical evidence.

Duven was arrested and later released on $3,000 cash/surety bail. He is scheduled to appear in the 9th Circuit Court-Manchester on Dec. 31.

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