Troopers say man assaulted Pennsylvania paramedics, damaged ambulance at homeless shelter

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  • Published: 10/05/2021 12:00 AM

A homeless man was jailed early Sunday after state police charged him with assaulting two Mutual Aid paramedics and damaging an ambulance that was dispatched to treat him at a Derry Township shelter. Michael J. Muchnock III, 38, who has lived in Hempfield, was arrested on multiple criminal charges, including aggravated assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct, harassment, institutional vandalism and simple assault after the 1 a.m. incident at the Union Mission on Harrison Avenue. Trooper John Robertson said Latrobe police and state troopers were dispatched to the homeless shelter when paramedics reported an “out of control male” they were sent to treat for an unspecified medical issue had become combative.


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