Thursday, December 18, 2014

U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force Arrests Suspect Wanted for Attempted Murder

Williamsport, PA – Today, U.S. Marshal Martin Pane announced the arrest of Tal Katz, a 28-year-old man, wanted for attempted murder and other related offenses in New York City.

On December 16, deputy U.S. marshals and task force officers from the Middle District of Pennsylvania arrested Katz without incident in the 400 block of South Main Street in Jersey Shore, PA. Katz was turned over to local authorities pending judicial proceedings.

It is alleged that Katz stabbed his victim multiple times. The victim was treated at an area hospital in New York for puncture wounds to the shoulder, torso and thigh as well as lacerations to the face. An arrest warrant was issued out of Queens County New York charging Katz with attempted murder in the second degree and assault in the first degree.

The USMS worked jointly in this investigation with personnel from the USMS New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force, Lycoming County Sheriff’s Office, Union County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania State Police, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole and the Jersey Shore Police Department.

United States Marshal Pane stated, “An extremely dangerous and unpredictable suspect is now in custody. The collective efforts of federal, state and local law enforcement ensured jurisdictional lines did not impede the capture of this attempted murder suspect.”

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