Arlington Police arrested a Maine man on Tuesday after he allegedly threatened police officers and a dispatcher.

Christopher Loder, 40, of Palermo, Maine allegedly phoned in a threat on Saturday, saying he was going to beat up two Arlington police officers, bring a group of military friends and “spray” the officers with an AK-47 and AR-15, and said he was going to injure the dispatcher as well.

Police charged Loder with three counts of threatening to commit a crime, according to Captain Robert Bongiorno.

Loder is a former Arlington resident and had an extensive criminal history with the Arlington Police.

After “intensive investigation,” detectives confirmed Loder was staying in Arlington, but his residence was in Maine. Police took him into custody at his friend’s house at 26 Grove Street.

Loder was arraigned in Cambridge District Court on Wednesday where he pleaded not guilty.

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