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Troopers: Man threatened to kill Wyoming County sheriff

December 12, 2018 09:20 AM

A man is facing multiple charges after troopers say he tried to kill the Wyoming County sheriff.

Troopers say Sheriff Gregory Rudolph was on his way to work Tuesday morning in an unmarked police vehicle when 48-year-old Lynn Hall of Castile began to tailgate him while flashing his lights.

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Hall pulled in front of Rudolph, got out of his car, and tried to fight the sheriff. Troopers also say Hall attempted to grab Rudolph's weapon before managing to get him on the ground and threaten him with a knife. 

During the fight, two newspaper delivery drivers, along with an off-duty trooper, stopped to help Rudolph. Hall was then taken into custody. 

Rudolph was treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

Hall was arraigned and remanded to the Livingston County Correctional Facility on no bail. 

Rudolph says he recognized Hall from the sheriff's office when Hall applied for a pistol permit.

The incident is still under investigation. 

WHECTV

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