Police: Half-naked Somerset man attempts stabbing, slices own throat

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SOMERSET COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — A Somerset man was arrested after he reportedly tried to stab another man then was found running through the streets covered in blood

On July 8 around 3 p.m., dispatch told Somerset Borough police that a man, 32-year-old Joshua Talun, was running and screaming in the N. Edgewood Avenue area toward Sheetz, according to a press release.

Police located Talun running toward the Somerset Police Department in his boxers carrying two mountain dew soda cans and a spade shovel, and they placed him under arrest.

Police noted in the release that he had sliced his neck and throat twice with a kitchen knife.

One man told police that they saw Talun running down the middle of Felgar Road covered in blood, and he attempted to slow down to help him. However, Talun tried to stab him through the driver-side window.

Charges are pending for Talun from the Somerset Borough Police Department including aggravated assault, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person and criminal mischief.

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