Police: Juvenile Taunts Steubenville Officers to ‘Shoot Him’


Steubenville police officers showed some great restraint in a situation with a juvenile that could have ended deadly.

A boy allegedly pulled a large kitchen knife after a dispute with his mother at their apartment on Market Street when she told the him his girlfriend had to leave for the night.

He told police to “shoot him” and to “pull out your nine” during the standoff.

According to the police report, the boy squared up and held the knife clenched in both fists, and they tasered him.

A female juvenile was also arrested after she tried to interfere with the boy’s arrest.

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