Man Pulls Over Sheriff And Tries To Murder Him, Then Citizens Jump Into Fight

A 48-year-old man tailgated a sheriff and then attempted to stab him with a knife before witnesses intervened

Warsaw, NY – A 48-year-old man is accused of trying to kill a county sheriff early Tuesday morning after getting him to pull over and then and trying to stab the sheriff with a knife.

Lynn Hall was in his vehicle and following Wyoming County Sheriff Gregory Rudolph at about 6:35 a.m. Tuesday when Hall began to tailgate the sheriff and flash his lights.

Sheriff Rudolph was in uniform but was on his way to work in an unmarked Ford Taurus police vehicle, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Sheriff Rudolph pulled over to see if the driver needed assistance and Hall pulled in front of the sheriff’s vehicle and blocked it, according to a press release from the state police.

Hall got out of his vehicle and approached Sheriff Rudolph in his vehicle. Sheriff Rudolph recognized Hall as someone who had applied for a permit for a pistol and had come to the sheriff’s office the day before to inquire about the status of the permit, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reported.

A struggle ensued on the road and Hall tried to grab Sheriff Rudolph’s weapon. During the fight, Hall ended up on top of Sheriff Rudolph and threatened to kill the sheriff with a knife, the state police said.

Two good Samaritans that were delivering newspapers as well as an off-duty New York State Trooper helped Sheriff Rudolph get Hall handcuffed and taken into custody.

Sheriff Rudolph was treated for injuries that were not life-threatening, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

The New York State Police is handling the investigation.

Hall was taken to the state police barracks and processed, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Hall is charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted first-degree assault, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle.

Hall was arraigned and remains in jail without bail.

He won't be getting his weapon permit.

Comments (21)
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RIDGERUNNER
RIDGERUNNER

Needless to say this nut case won't be getting a gun permit.

LordSeamus
LordSeamus

Gee..talk about the wrong way to do things lol.

A GeneZ boi
A GeneZ boi

I don't think that's how you get a gun permit.

cspcapt
cspcapt

off duty officer will always be there

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Keep locking these scumbag pieces of shit up! Arrange a caravan of all criminals and send them packing south through Mexico to some South American countries and have them seek asylum. Let’s see what happens to them!

Danimyl
Danimyl

Good thing he didn't get his permit or he may of used something instead of a knife.

debs37
debs37

another asshole off the street. put the SOB under the jail!

TeneteLineam
TeneteLineam

Hey guys, I tried to get a gun permit but the instructions were unclear, I ended up trying to stab the sheriff to death. Was I doing it right? I’m thinking I might have messed it up. Guys?

retiredcop
retiredcop

Do you know why there is no video of this? Because the citizens were more concerned about someone being injured or killed than a video going viral so they jumped in to help the police.

beckylou
beckylou

Thats what people should do instead of standing by recording with their phones.

Caroparks53
Caroparks53

Thugs being videoed by idiots who hate cops is the usual norm. Not heroes who respect our law enforcemebt

MajScallywag
MajScallywag

The asshole is lucky it wasn’t me responding to help the Deputy, I carry a concealed weapon and would not have hesitated to aircondition asshole’s brain with a bullet.( and save the taxpayers a lot of money)

pbm4jc
pbm4jc

They won't let this idiot have a gun soon enough, so he went for the knife. He should've been shot by the off-duty troopers. I'm sure they were carrying.

jkos4814
jkos4814

Somehow I think he just lost any chance of getting his gun permit. Glad the sheriff is safe and those people that help deserve a citizens medal.