SOMERSET – A Somerset man was jailed on Monday on charges of running down the middle of a street brandishing a knife and attempting to stab a motorist who had stopped his vehicle at an intersection, authorities said.
Police said they were called to the 600 block of North Edgewood Avenue on July 7 with a report of a man running down the street wielding a knife, according to a criminal complaint.
Police said the 31-year-old was wearing underpants and was covered in blood.
Police said the man then left on a pink and white bicycle.
A motorist told police he was driving around Autumn Drive and Felgar Road when he saw the man running down the street with no shirt on and blood on his neck.
The man allegedly tried to stab the driver through an open window. The driver accelerated the vehicle, striking the man. The motorist went to the police station to report the incident.
Police arrested the man when he ran up the steps to the police station, carrying a shovel. Police said the man’s neck injuries were self-inflicted.
He was charged with aggravated assault, terrorist threats, reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
The man was arraigned by District Guard Judge Sandra Stevanus, of New Centerville, and sent to Somerset County Jail after failing to post $ 10,000 bail.
Patrick Buchnowski is a reporter for La Tribune-Démocrate. He can be reached at 532-5061. Follow him on twitter @PatbrucknowskiTD.