Man accused of luring wife's sister, attacking her with knife

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AMBRIDGE, Pa. - An Ambridge man is facing several charges after police said he attacked and threatened his wife's sister and her son.

According to police, Leroy Frederick, 29, called his wife's sister several times on Thursday and told her that he was going hurt her and her son.

The woman told Channel 11 News that her sister wants to file for divorce from Frederick, and she thinks that’s why he allegedly threatened her.

After the phone call, the woman said she went to where her son was, but was confronted by Frederick at the corner of Fourth and Merchant streets.

Detectives said Frederick was carrying a butcher knife and tried to stab the woman several times before she was able to run away.

When police arrived, Frederick ran from the scene and was eventually taken into custody when he was found hiding on the roof of a Merchant Street home.

Sgt. Brian Jameson said Frederick surrendered peacefully, but it was touch n go for several minutes.

He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, one count of simple assault and one count of recklessly endangering another person.