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Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

A warrant has been issued for a Jeannette man accused of pulling a 16-inch butcher knife on a police officer.

Shawn Patrick Mosley, 27, had been concealing the knife in his shirtsleeve. Mosley's last known address is 119 S. Third St., Apt. 2, police said.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, a female caseworker visiting Mosley's home told police that the man became agitated on Sept. 10 and began stabbing a knife into a kitchen table. The defendant allegedly yelled threats and obscenities at her as the caseworker left the residence to call 911.

When police arrived, Mosley was outside and he was asked to place his hands on the hood of a car he was standing near. According to police, Mosley pulled out the knife and tossed it on a sidewalk after Cpl. Mark Allen drew his service weapon.

He was transported to the mental health unit at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

Mosley is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and terroristic threats.

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