Police: Chester County man charged after threatening online videos prompts barricade

A Chester County man is facing charges after police say he posted threatening videos to social media and barricaded himself inside a home for several hours.

Officers from Caln Township Police Department were called to a home on Fox Avenue in the Brandywine homes subdivision around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. 

Police say Evan Williams Ellis, 24, yelled at responding officers through an open window while armed with what appeared to be a handgun. Ellis refused to come out of the home, which caused police to evacuate nearby residents and warn others to shelter-in-place. 

After a three-hour standoff, Ellis peacefully surrendered to police and taken to Chester County Prison. He has been charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, reckless endangerment and related offenses.



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