- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 15, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia’s mayor helped restrain and calm an erratic homeless man who wrestled with a member of his security detail near City Hall.

Cell phone video of the incident Monday shows Mayor Michael Nutter pulling the homeless man off the officer and talking to him as he let up.

Nutter says he wanted to calm the man and help him understand that officials surveying problems around City Hall weren’t there to bother him.

The man, George Creamer, said he wanted Nutter to know he’s concerned the homeless could be moved from downtown during the pope’s September visit.

Video aired on local television stations Tuesday night shows a security officer grabbing and wrestling with Creamer as he approached Nutter.

Nutter says he did not feel threatened. The 56-year-old Creamer wasn’t arrested.

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