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| Temple, Pennsylvania

Stephen James Hughes, 62, from Temple, Pennsylvania, on 15 March 2021

Victim Info

  • Stephen James Hughes
  • Unknown
  • 62
  • Male


At approximately 2:15 p.m. the Berks County Department of Emergency Services received a 911 call from a woman, reporting a man with a knife. She said he had threatened her, and the phone call disconnected. Muhlenberg Township police to a home and entered the residence. The woman said that Stephen James Hughes, with a knife, locked himself inside a second floor bedroom. Hughes brandished a knife, and one officer reportedly deployed his Taser to no effect. A second officer shot and killed Hughes.

Additional Evidence

  • Stephen James Hughes
  • 62
  • Male
  • Race unspecified
  • NA
  • NA
  • 700 block Wagon Wheel Lane
  • Temple
  • PA
  • 19560
  • Berks
  • 700 block Wagon Wheel Lane Temple PA 19560 Berks
  • Muhlenberg Township Police Department
  • Pending investigation


Source ID: 29811 - Fatal Encounters


Mainchain details

The BEACON hash was timestamped at and successfully submitted to Mainchain. The BEACON Timestamp ID is 58821. Submitted in Mainchain Tx 17DF97AF6DBB2CF02B0D235D103F931ACB847E94505E980DD072663F1D566996, at block height 4849519

Transaction details

Tx 17DF97AF6DBB2CF02B0D235D103F931ACB847E94505E980DD072663F1D566996
Sent from: und1hf4jjflctvxcfxh5mc47yqvugwcugm9xzevszk
Public Key Type: tendermint/PubKeySecp256k1
Public Key: A675rrH9WWpxIibCwaEs18WyVdsrByOXRqVay8/b8hGh
Signature: q/QAypV/OykujRvw/teJNFi/XdVgYpkl8QYcvqdxNYxb65thgG6n4VN7ep8tjwtJFCBWxNlvAZ87paGur4We2g==
Raw Tx data:

Hash Comparison

Hash stored in database: 8d75e2b2933246ef2a186085d971da058a005d1873a8976f9633ed7ad5d87b31

Hash from Mainchain Tx: 8d75e2b2933246ef2a186085d971da058a005d1873a8976f9633ed7ad5d87b31

Dynamically generated hash: 67bde2dcc96d2f8cfc4e505b9af326541c68682919077dea042206caf25e5408

Hashes Match?

How is the comparison calculated?

The hash stored in the database is used as the identifier for this report, and can be seen in the URL. The hash from the Mainchain Tx is the hash sent to and stored on Mainchain. Finally, the "generated hash" is generated each time this page is loaded, using the same data used for the hash submitted to Mainchain.

Raw data used to generate the hash, using the Node.js crypto.createHash('sha256') algorithm: