UPDATED: Standoff with Police in McKean Co. Ends Peacefully

UPDATE: Simon P. Heffner, 27, of Cyclone, PA was arrested and jailed on charges of Simple Assault and Terroristic Threats following a standoff with police that began Saturday afternoon.

Officials say the standoff began at 12:10 pm on Saturday afternoon when Heffner assaulted his father, Andrew E. Heffner, Sr., in his home, allegedly breaking one of the 68-year-old man’s fingers. After the confrontation with his father, Heffner is accused of threatening to shoot his father or any police officers that may be called.

Police say Heffner then left his father’s home and barricaded himself inside a camper located behind his father’s trailer with a 30-30 rifle he had been hunting deer with.

Heffner’s family then fled the trailer and contacted State Police. Troopers from Kane responded to the scene and established a perimeter with agents from the State Police Emergency Response Team (SERT) later assisting.

Officials say they contacted Heffner by megaphone and unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate with him for several hours.

Sometime after 1:30 am on Sunday morning, police used tear gas to force Heffner into surrendering.

Police say no one was injured during the apprehension.


ORMSBY – A standoff with police that began yesterday afternoon and ended sometime around 4:00 a.m. this morning, was resolved with no injuries, according to unofficial reports.

The standoff began when an unknown man barricaded himself inside a home Saturday afternoon in the town of Ormsby.

Several agencies were called to the scene, including the State Police Emergency Response Team (SERT). Roads nearby were shutdown during the ordeal.

Officials have yet to release any information in the matter. This story will be updated once information becomes available.



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