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Man Charged in Meat Cleaver Assault

Man Charged in Meat Cleaver Assault

A contract worker from Anchorage was assaulted with a meat cleaver as he worked on a fire prevention system at the school in Teller, Alaska State Troopers said.
Guy Robinson, 28, needed stitches to close cuts he suffered when he was attacked by Shawn Pushruk, 19, who was charged with assault.
Teller, population 263, is 72 miles northwest of Nome on the Seward Peninsula. It has one school, the James C. Isabell School, for grades kindergarten through 12.
The school on Monday had scheduled a photo day and extra people were in the building for family pictures, said trooper spokesman Greg Wilkinson. The school is a community gathering point but officers do not know why Pushruk was there.
Robinson was working on a control panel just inside the front door when he detected someone behind him, Wilkinson said.
Robinson told troopers that Pushruk asked what he was doing.
"The next thing he knows, Shawn Pushruk's hitting him in the back," Wilkinson said.
Pushruk had been drinking alcohol, Wilkinson said.
Robinson fled down the hall and locked himself in the school office.
The teen left the building and chased another person with the cleaver and a knife. Troopers said he threatened a third person with the cleaver and threw a large rock at him. He also stabbed his uncle's dog while it was on a chain.
Troopers from Nome tracked Pushruk to an abandoned Teller house. He was transported to Anvil Mountain Correctional Center to await arraignment in Nome Superior Court.
Robinson was treated at the Teller Clinic with eight stitches before boarding a plane back to Anchorage, Wilkinson said.


Updated : 2021-04-12 15:27 GMT+08:00