Police: Pennsylvania troopers wound knife-wielding Ohio man


BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — State police in western Pennsylvania shot and wounded an Ohio man they said was brandishing a knife after they answered a domestic call, police said.

Two troopers responded to a Bedford apartment complex shortly before 5 p.m. Monday after a domestic incident was reported, police said.

The troopers entered the complex and 45-year-old James Best of Canal Fulton, Ohio “brandished a knife and failed to obey commands,” police said. Both troopers fired and then rendered aid until emergency medical personnel, police said.

Best was taken from the scene “to receive further medical treatment,” police said. No information was provided about the severity of his injuries.

Court documents indicate Best is charged with attempted homicide, attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer, and aggravated assault. He also faces terroristic threat, simple assault and harassment counts in a separate case.

Court documents don’t list a defense attorney; a message was left Tuesday at a number listed for the defendant.

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