- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A man armed with pellet guns when he was wounded by police in northwestern Pennsylvania has been ordered to stand trial on charges including aggravated assault and reckless endangerment.

The Erie Times-News (https://bit.ly/1JU1kLa ) reports three Erie officers testified Tuesday that they thought 37-year-old Jason Lybrook was threatening them after they responded to a report of an armed man outside a home May 31.

The officers say they fired, wounding Lybrook with two shots, after he aimed one gun in each hand at areas where police were standing.

Lybrook remains in the Erie County Jail and his public defender didn’t immediately return a call Wednesday.

Police say the officers were justified even though it was later determined both guns Lybrook held - plus one at his feet - were pellet guns.



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Information from: Erie Times-News, https://www.goerie.com

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