CANONSBURG (KDKA) – A Washington County man is facing charges for allegedly threatening bar patrons with a box cutter.

According to the Observer-Reporter, the incident happened at D’s Locker Room on North Jefferson Avenue around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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Police were called after 40-year-old Charles Earlywine became unruly when asked to leave the bar by the bartender.

When police arrived, Earlywine was holding a box cutter in a hallway near the pool room. Officers used a Taser on Earlywine after he refused to drop the box cutter.

According to the bartender, Earlywine was intoxicated and had been causing problems at the establishment all evening.

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Patrons in the bar told officers Earlywine had threatened them with the box cutter.

Earlywine is facing a list of charges including, simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

He is being held in the Washington County Jail on $10,000 bond.

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