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Man Nearly Stabbed by Suspect holding Soda Cans and Shovel

A Pennsylvania man wearing boxer shorts and holding a shovel and two cans of soda pop allegedly tried to stab a man who attempted to assist him.

32-year-old Joshua Talun is from Somerset, Pennsylvania.

Late in the afternoon on July 8, Talun was reportedly running through the streets while holding a spade shovel and two cans of Mountain Dew soda. The man was reportedly screaming and covered in blood as he fled down the road.

The Somerset Borough Police Department was notified about the situation, and officers began to search the area where the man was seen.

Before law enforcement arrived, a man that was driving past Talun reportedly became concerned for him and slowed down his vehicle to offer assistance.

The man alleged that while his car window was open, Talun attempted to stab him. When the driver tried to depart, Talun reportedly struck the side of the car and caused damage.

According to an information release from the police department, Talun was “running towards Somerset Police Department.”

When they saw the man, they reported that he was covered in blood and still holding the shovel and two cans of soda.

The officers detained Talun as the man reached the steps of the police department, and they noticed he had cuts on his neck. The police report stated that Talun had used a kitchen knife to slice his throat two times.

Talun was taken into custody. He is expected to face charges for suspicion of aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, and criminal mischief.

The 74-year-old driver who was allegedly nearly stabbed by Talun was not reported as having been harmed during the incident.

If you or someone you love is suspected of a criminal offense, contact Orange County criminal defense lawyer Staycie R. Sena at (949) 477-8088 for a consultation now.

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