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Port Jervis man charged with attempting to murder his wife

PORT JERVIS – A Port Jervis man was arrested on Tuesday, on a charge of attempted murder for allegedly threatening his wife with two knives while screaming.

Patrick Loria, 44, of 113 North Orange Street was yelling inside the residence when police arrived on the scene during the evening hours. He gained entrance to the home by forcibly damaging the door while his son was attempted to prevent him from entering.

Officers attempted to make contact with the occupants of the home without success. but they saw Loria walking around waiving a large butcher knife and a steak knife.

Police forcibly entered the home and confronted Loria, who was holding the knives. He dropped the weapons and fled upstairs where he barricaded himself in a bathroom.

His wife was located and removed to safety and Loria was then convinced to surrender after a brief standoff.

Loria was also charged with endangering the welfare of a child because his actions included him telling his children he was going to kill their mother and the police.

He was remanded to the Orange County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.

District Attorney David Hoovler’s office will prosecute the case.

Port Jervis Chief William Worden praised the brave actions of the teenage son in protecting his mother and the rapid response and decisive actions by the responding city officers.

Safe Homes of Orange County was also involved in the case.

If you or someone you know is the victim of intimate partner violence, you are urged to contact your local police or Safes of Orange County at 845-562-5340 24 hours a day.


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