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UPDATE: Two in Custody Following Police Standoff

FRACKVILLE — A nearly three-hour standoff in Schuylkill County ended peacefully Thursday morning.

Police surrounded the home on South Fourth Street in Frackville late Wednesday night.  Officers were trying to arrest Steven Androshick, 49, for failing to appear in court. They then found out another wanted man, Harry Baney, 28, was also inside.

The SWAT team used stun grenades to drive two men out of a home on South Fourth Street in Frackville.  Both finally surrendered around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Newswatch 16 spoke with a man who said he knows the suspects and tried to coax them out of the home.

“I asked them, I said, ‘What are you doing?’ He said, ‘Cops, cops, cops here!’ I said, ‘Stevie, relax, calm down. What are you doing?'” said  Wesley Grubb.

Grubb said Androshick told him, “I’m not coming out, they are taking me. I’m going to get arrested.”

Grubb tried to talk him out of the standoff.

“I told him, ‘Listen, calm down.  If you come out, you’ll be fine,'” said Grubb.

Both men are locked up in Schuylkill County jail.


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