Man accused of pulling knife on officer pleads not guilty

Man accused of pulling knife on officer pleads not guilty

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The man accused of pulling a knife on a Glendale police officer on Interstate 75 pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Pablo Javier Aleman, 46 made a brief appearance in a Hamilton County courtroom on two counts of attempted murder and one count of felonious assault.

He is held on suicide watch at the Hamilton County jail in lieu $1 million bond, one the judge opted to keep in intact Thursday.

Aleman is scheduled to return to court on May 25.

He is charged in the March 29 confrontation on the highway near Sharon Road that was captured on police body cam video.

Video shows the moment Aleman pulled a knife on Glendale police officer Josh Hilling after Hilling asked to pat him down.

Hilling proceeds to shoot Aleman once in the abdomen, but that doesn't stop him.

Knife in hand, Aleman is heard telling the officer to kill him. Minutes later, police use a Taser stun gun to finally bring him down.

This all unfolded in the middle of the day in the lanes of a busy highway.

Police later discovered that Aleman was wanted in Baltimore for the stabbing death of his roommate about a week before.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said he believes the knife pulled on I-75 is the same used in the Maryland stabbing.

Aleman eventually will be extradited to Baltimore to face the murder charge there.

Federal immigration authorities also have placed a hold on him at the Hamilton County jail, according to the county clerk of court.

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