SUNDERLAND (AP) — Two brothers from Sunderland have pleaded not guilty to charges including attempted murder after allegedly attacking the town’s police chief with a knife during an attempt to break a third brother out of the station lockup.

Police say 22-year-old Stephen Jean-Babets was being held at the station on a traffic warrant in lieu of $270 bail.

Police allege his two older brothers, 26-year-old Kenneth Jean-Babets and 24-year-old Patrick Jean-Babets came to the station Monday armed with a knife and attacked Chief Jeffrey Gilbert. Both older brothers were subdued in the lobby by the chief and other officers using pepper spray. They are held without bail at the Franklin County House of Corrections.

Gilbert was treated for minor injuries.

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