NPD: Petersburg man arrested after being injured in attempted knife attack
NORFOLK, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska man was hospitalized, and later arrested, after he allegedly attempted to attack another person in their home.
Norfolk Police officers were called to a residence in the 300 block of N. 9th Street after a caller described seeing a bloodied man at his back door.
Officers made contact with 24-year-old Ryan Pelster, of Petersburg, who had blood on his clothes and multiple injuries to his face and legs. Norfolk Rescue responded and transported Pelster to the hospital.
A witness provided officers with a video recording of the incident. The video reportedly showed Pelster threatening another male with a knife at a residence in the 300 block of N. 8th Street. According to NPD, the video showed Pelster standing over the male, who was sitting in a chair, holding the knife in an overhead manner.
The other man blocked the hand that Pelster had the knife in, and struck Pelster multiple times to defend himself from the knife assault, NPD Capt. Michael Bauer said. Pelster then reportedly left the residence.
The reported victim of the knife assault had a laceration on the top left of his head that occurred during the altercation.
After Pelster was released from the emergency room, he was arrested for third degree assault, terroristic threats, and use of a weapon to commit a felony. He was housed in the Norfolk City Jail and later transferred to the Madison County Jail