Middlesboro man accused of pulling sword on officers

Frank Morton

BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – In Middlesboro a man is behind bars facing attempted murder of a police officer as well as meth charges, according to WRIL Radio.

The station reports 39-year-old Frank Morton had several outstanding felony warrants for his arrest and when a Middlesboro officer tried to make contact with Morton, police say he pulled a sword and made slicing and stabbing motions toward the officer.

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According to the radio station, police say the officer was able to taze Morton. It reports a tussle broke out with Morton allegedly grabbing the officer by the throat.

WRIL says the officer is okay.