Todd Shane Racine has been charged with attempted homicide after he reportedly tried to stab an off-duty Ephrata, PA, police officer. (Photo: Ephrata PD)

Todd Shane Racine has been charged with attempted homicide after he reportedly tried to stab an off-duty Ephrata, PA, police officer. (Photo: Ephrata PD)

A 23-year-old Lancaster County, PA, man has been charged with attempted homicide, after police say he tried to stab an off-duty Ephrata police officer.

The incident occurred Friday shortly after 2:30 p.m. when an off-duty Ephrata officer saw Todd Shane Racine enter a residence. Racine was wanted by both the Ephrata PD and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department, police say.

The off-duty officer reportedly notified on-duty officers and watched the residence. Racine left the residence. The off-duty officer reportedly attempted to detain Racine until other officers arrived and a struggle ensued.

Police say, Racine resisted arrest by wrestling with the officer, attempting to stab the officer multiple times with a knife, and biting the officer. The off-duty officer was reportedly able to avoid getting stabbed while fighting with Racine. 

After a brief foot pursuit, Racine was apprehended by assisting officers. Racine, who police say admitted to being under the influence of methamphetamine, had to be subdued with the use of a Taser.    

Racine is charged with attempted homicide and aggravated Assault. 

The off-duty officer was treated for a bite to the arm and released from Wellspan-Ephrata Hospital. 

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