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Man wearing Santa hat pulled knife on others, police say

A man wearing a Santa hat and red sweater pulled a knife on others, according to State College police.
A man wearing a Santa hat and red sweater pulled a knife on others, according to State College police. Photo provided

State College police are investigating an incident that involved several men and a knife. One man had to be taken to the hospital.

Police responded at about 1:40 a.m. Sunday to Sheetz at 129 S. Pugh St. where a fight had occurred minutes earlier, though one person fled the scene, according to a release.

Two men at the scene told police a college-aged, white man wearing a Santa hat and red sweater confronted them, became aggressive and then pulled out a knife. A fight occurred and the suspect, who was about 5 feet, 10 inches and had brown hair, was disarmed during the struggle.

One of the men the police interviewed suffered a left eye injury from the knife and was taken to Mount Nittany Medical Center. The suspect is believed to have suffered a swollen or black eye during the fight.

Police have not been able to identify the suspect. Anyone with possible information about the incident should call Detective John Aston at 234-7150, or submit an anonymous tip.

Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli

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