Police: Suspect threatened man with knife

A Northern Cambria man faces multiple felony charges after police said he held a knife to another man’s throat Tuesday and threatened to bury him.

Brandon Shutty, 36, of the 1200 block of Elder Avenue faces aggravated assault and related charges for an alleged incident in a Hastings Borough home, online court records show.

According to a criminal complaint filed by Hastings Police Chief Ronald Sharkey, a man called Cambria County 911 to report that Shutty had held him at knife point.

By that time, the man said he had wrestled the knife from Shutty, and both of the men were at the Cambria Pit Stop gas station in Hastings, according to the complaint.

When police arrived, the alleged victim said Shutty visited a home where he was sleeping, woke him up and immediately put a knife to his throat, according to the complaint.

The man later told police Shutty forced him from the bed and punched him in the face, before instructing him to get dressed, the complaint said.

Once he was dressed, Shutty again held the man at knife point, the alleged victim told police.

“The victim also explained that the actor told him that he was going to stab him in the knee and also bury his body,” Sharkey wrote in the complaint.

Shutty was arrested at the local gas station and was arraigned on multiple charges late Tuesday afternoon.

Shutty faces two felony counts of aggravated assault, as well as misdemeanor counts of simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and making terroristic threats, online court records show.

He is scheduled to appear at 1 p.m. May 2 for a preliminary hearing before Magisterial District Judge Michael Zungali.

Mirror Staff Writer Sean Sauro is at 946-7535.

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