- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a knife-wielding man who was shot in the lobby of the Bennington, Vermont, police station by a police officer.

Police say Sgt. Michael Plusch shot and wounded Gregory Filo after Filo refused to drop a knife he was carrying while making stabbing motions on April 22. Filo pleaded not guilty to two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The officer was cleared.

The Bennington Banner reports (https://bit.ly/Jea059) the charges were dismissed Monday and a judge issued an order of hospitalization for Filo for up to 90 days. The judge agreed with attorneys that Filo, “as a result of a mental disease or defect,” was unable to conform his conduct under the law.

After Filo is discharged, he will need to follow a treatment plan.


Information from: Bennington Banner, https://www.benningtonbanner.com

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