A Shippensburg man faces multiple charges after a stabbing incident in the borough Monday night.

Shippensburg Police said Paul J. Beam, 58, of Shippensburg, went to an apartment building in the 100 block of South Prince Street about 10:10 p.m. Monday in search of an ex-girlfriend.

When Beam located her in a male friend’s apartment, he started pounding on the door. Police said the male resident looked through the peep hole, but was unable to see who it was because Beam was covering it.

When the resident asked who it was, Beam threatened to kill him and said the man had to come out sometime. Beam forced his way into the apartment when the ex-girlfriend came out of the apartment to calm him down.

The resident warned Beam that he had a knife and would defend himself. Police said the man sprayed Beam with pepper spray to no effect. As Beam was hitting the man, the man stabbed and slashed him.

Beam fled to his residence on East Orange Street, according to police. The ex-girlfriend then contacted him to check on his condition, and called 911 when it became apparent he needed help.

Beam was treated by police and EMS personnel at the scene before being transported to Geisinger Holy Spirit for trauma treatment.

The resident declined treatment for his injuries.

Prior to his release from the hospital the following day, police said Beam called the ex-girlfriend to make additional threats against the man. He also called another person to tell him he was going to kill the man, the ex-girlfriend and himself.

Beam was taken into custody at the hospital shortly after noon Tuesday, and taken to Magisterial District Justice H. Anthony Adams for arraignment. He was charged with felony burglary and criminal trespass, as well as misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and simple assault.

Police said he may face more charges.

The victim is not facing any charges in the stabbing incident.

Beam is now in Cumberland County Prison on $500,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in front of Magisterial District Judge H. Anthony Adams.

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