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Man Pulls Knife in Front of Children, Arrested on Several Charges

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A man put four children in danger when he pulled a knife inside a vehicle in Odessa.

Officers were called out to a disturbance in the 1500 block of East 8th Street on Monday afternoon.

That's where they spotted 35-year-old West Pool in the passenger seat of a car with a knife in his hand.

After ignoring multiple commands to put the knife down, Pool's girlfriend told police he was trying to kill himself.

When officers tried using a taser on Pool, he fought it off and lunged toward them.

He was then pulled out of the vehicle but continued to struggle.

Pool was eventually put in handcuffs for aggravated assault on a peace officer and resisting arrest.

One officer was taken to Medical Center Hospital to be treated for minor injuries and was later released.

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