Man Threatened Officers With Tire Iron

A man is facing charges after allegedly threatening Altoona police officers with a tire iron. Police encountered the man near 29th and Maple early Friday morning. They say he was standing with a tire iron in his hand yelling at people. The man, identified as Lance Shaneyfelt, had been on police radar since earlier in the day when he reportedly made suicidal threats. When the officers told the Juniata man to drop the tire iron, he allegedly walked toward them swinging the weapon, telling officers to shoot him. They took him into custody instead.