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  •  Naked man attacks women on Hudson StreetAccused, described as “delusional”, tazered by police?

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  •  Managing EditorState Police, Honesdale barracks, issued a report Wednesday on a bizarre incident occurring last Friday morning where a naked man attacked two women on Hudson Street in Hawley. He also broke into some houses.?The name of the perpetrator is not being published until charges are actually filed. State Police indicated the man is from Doylestown, Pa.?The series of events took place between 4:30 and 5:15 a.m., Friday Sept. 7, along Hudson Street.?According to Trooper Michael Pritchyk, the accused drove his vehicle off the roadway and behind the residences at 634 Hudson Street, where it comes to a dead end. The accused exited the vehicle and stripped all his clothing off except his underwear, and left the clothing in the grass field. He then approached 634 Hudson Street and tried to break in the home.?The resident was awakened by the noise at his door as the accused was pushing on the door knob. The resident began to yell at the accused to get out of there. The accused initially refused but later fled up the hill and down Hudson Street. While at 634 Hudson Street he damaged the door knob and outside table furniture.?The accused, while going down Hudson, took off his underwear and kept going. The accused then went to the residence at 521 Hudson Street and broke into the unoccupied residence. The accused broke right in through the front door. He went up the second floor of the house and jumped out the second floor window, severely injuring his arms and other extremities. The accused began to bleed profusely from his injuries.?The accused man then went into the garage at 521 Hudson Street. When he exited the garage he approached two women walking down Hudson Street.?He tackled and knocked down one of the women, causing injury to her and covering her in his blood. The accused began to gnaw at this woman’s head and screaming like an animal.?Both females were able to escape the attacker after some time, and fled to 419 Hudson Street to contact the police.?Upon arrival at the scene and just prior to speaking with the women, State Police heard a screeching noise, bang and horn of a vehicle just down the street. The troopers immediately responded to the area knowing that the accused was still around. Upon arrival, the troopers observed the accused lying in the street covered in blood with severe injuries, and displaying delusional and confrontational behavior.?“During this time the accused attempted to lunge at me,” said Trooper Pritchyk. The accused was tazered by Trooper First Class Chad Cunningham.?The accused continued to act this way before being able to treat him for his injuries. While emergency personnel were attending to him, the accused punched medical professional Mark Strenzhorn in the face causing minor injury, and sustaining blood from the accused in his eye.?The accused was able to be treated and taken to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton by EMS personnel.?The two women were also taken to a hospital for treatment.?As of Wednesday, Sept. 7, charges had not yet been filed at the office of District Judge Bonnie Carney.
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