58 year old Paul J. BEAM of Shippensburg is being charged with felony Burglary, Criminal Trespass, Terroristic Threats, Simple Assault and Harassment following an incident which occurred on 10/9/17 at approximately 10:10 p.m. at an apartment building in the 100 block of S. Prince St. BEAM went looking for a 58 year old ex-girlfriend and when he located her in her 52 year old male friend's apartment, he began pounding on the door. When the male resident looked through the door peep hole BEAM was covering it so the resident asked who it was BEAM made threats that he was going to kill him and that he had to come outside some time. When the ex-girlfriend exited the apartment to calm him down, BEAM forced his way into the apartment. The resident warned BEAM that he had a knife to no avail and would defend himself. The resident sprayed BEAM with pepper spray with no effect and when BEAM was hitting the resident causing facial injuries, BEAM was stabbed and slashed. He then fled to his residence on E. Orange St. The resident declined treatment for his injuries.
The ex-girlfriend contacted BEAM to make sure he was OK. She then called 911 when it was apparent he was not. BEAM was treated by police and EMS at the residence, then transported to Holy Spirit Hospital for trauma treatment. Police conducted interviews and processed the scene on S. Prince St. along with contacting the District Attorney's Office.
On 10/10/17, prior to his release from the hospital, BEAM phoned the ex-girlfriend and made additional Terroristic threats against the apartment resident. He also phoned another individual informing he was going to kill the apartment resident, the ex-girlfriend and then himself. Shortly after noon, BEAM was taken into custody at the hospital upon discharge and transported to Magisterial District Justice H. Anthony Adams for arraignment. Bail was set for $500,000 and he is committed to Cumberland County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing. Additional charges of Witness Intimidation and Terroristic Threats will be filed against BEAM. The apartment resident is not facing charges.