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Police: Easton man stabs door, runs into traffic

EASTON, Pa. - An Easton man is facing more charges after causing a disturbance in the city Sunday.

Easton police were called to the 200 block of North Eighth Street around 5 p.m. for reports of a man running into traffic and rolling in the street.

The man, identified as Joshua Clark, 27, told officers he had ingested PCP. An officer reported that Clark continued to sit, stand and pace. He also continuously said the phrase "motion picture" and told the officer that he loved him, according to court records.

When police tried to take him into custody, Clark resisted and spit on an officer.

Investigators said a neighbor reported that before police arrived, Clark was running around her backyard, cursing and yelling while waving a knife in the air. He stabbed the knife into her closed door then ran back out into the street, the neighbor told police.

Clark was treated at Easton hospital for injuries sustained from rolling around in the street.

He was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, trespass, criminal mischief, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.

Clark is being held in Northampton County Prison in lieu of 10 percent of $25,000 bail.

Earlier this month, Clark was arrested after threatening police and a county employee during a child welfare check.

He was charged with terroristic threats and resisting arrest. Clark was free after posting $100,000 bail on Aug. 13, according to online court records.


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