Skip to comments.I-83 shooting: Harrisburg man charged with threatening cop with machete
Posted on 05/24/2019 7:30:22 PM PDT by lightman
A Harrisburg resident has been charged as the man who wielded a machete on Interstate 83 before a state police trooper shot him Friday morning.
Devi C. Adhikari, 44, was charged with attempted criminal homicide, attempted aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and a traffic citation of following too closely, according to court dockets.
Earlier on Friday, police said a man, now identified as Adhikari, was aggressively following a trooper on Friday morning, then drove around the troopers cruiser on Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township, Dauphin County.
The trooper initiated a traffic stop, but the man got out of his car holding a machete, police said. When the man ignored the troopers orders to drop the weapon and went after police, the trooper retreated and fired his weapon.
The man was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries from the shooting, police said. Police have not provided an update on the mans condition, and court records show he has not been arraigned yet.
One witness to the shooting said before the shooting, he saw a man on the side of the road, holding something. Moments later, the man fell to the ground after loud pops.
The troopers was not injured in the incident, police said.
The Dauphin County District Attorney Fran Chardo will make a determination as to whether the shooting was justified.
State police have not offered any motive and ask that anyone with information or who may have witnessed the shooting contact investigators at (717) 671-7500.
Sudden Jihad Syndrome?
Name sounds more indian than arab.
Hindu name 100%
More range time! POS should be pushing up daisies already.
..and a traffic citation...
That will go on his permanent record
Sounds like a Nepale with a Gurka Kukri knife
Maoist? I had a lot of Nepale soldiers, all great , but a few have attitudes.
That, or Randolph scott just shot the machete out of his hand, just like the old cowboy movies.
was aggressively following a trooper on Friday
That’s generally not a good idea, how long has he been here?
Driving as fast as a trooper is frowned upon.
Guarantee you the license plate was “ADHIKARI”
...and a traffic citation...
IS IT really @#$#ing necessary to mention the traffic violation on top of CHARGING A COP WITH A MACHETE!?!? :)
Would he have not been shot or arrested had it not been for the turning with no signal? :)
Couldn’t show that scene today.
I saw a video today where that scene was used to illustrate economy of force.
He was the one who initiated this by following the cruiser too closely.
“man, now identified as Adhikari, was aggressively following a trooper on Friday morning, then drove around the troopers cruiser on Interstate 83 in Lower Paxton Township,”
Yeah, at that point it kinda feels like they are piling on. Attempted murder of a police officer is one thing, but tailgating whoa,lock the bastard up!
Gotta have a slew of “lesser charges” to be dismissed as part of a plea bargain.
Of course, I was just poking fun. In context it’s pretty harmless.
Pennsylvania State Police management(sic) now looking for replacement duty weapon for their current non-life threatening duty weapon.
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