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Ashland Man Out on Bail Draws Heavy Police Response in Standoff Sunday

Incident ended peacefully after 6 hours.

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An Ashland man, already out on bail on felony charges from a little more than a week ago, caused a scene that drew a heavy police presence in the borough on Sunday.

Police say a standoff with 49-year-old Frank William Paul ended peacefully – with him surrendering to authorities – after about 6 hours.

Following Sunday’s incident, Paul was locked back up in Schuylkill County Prison on $150,000 cash bail.

Ashland Standoff Ends Peacefully After 6 Hours

State Police in Frackville say they were dispatched to a disturbance at 1026 Brock St. in Ashland at about 10:30 Sunday morning.

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When police arrived, they learned that Paul had come back to this address and was causing damage inside. The police investigation also revealed that Paul may be in possession of “several firearms,” according to police information released after the incident.

Attempts to connect with Paul at the scene were unsuccessful, police say. They say they knew Paul was inside and refused their commands.

That drew in State Police’s Special Emergency Response Team (SERT), which led to a standoff that lasted into the afternoon.

You can check out video from the scene of Sunday’s standoff from this WFMZ-TV report.

New Charges Against Frank Paul

Paul was arrested at the scene following the standoff. Police took him before District Judge David Rossi who ordered him remanded to the county lock-up.

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Paul was wanted from an unspecified incident on May 28, just on Saturday. He’d been sprung on $75,000 bail only back on May 23, after being arraigned on a pair of felony aggravated assault charges filed against him on May 20.

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