A Port Allegany man accused in a 14-hour police standoff in November waived a preliminary hearing on Monday.
Damian M. Andreano, 41, was scheduled to appear for a hearing before District Judge William Todd on charges including two counts of terroristic threats, a third-degree felony and a first-degree misdemeanor; one count of resisting arrest, a second-degree misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a third-degree misdemeanor.
On Nov. 9, police ended up shutting down U.S. Route 6 between Smethport and Port Allegany for 14 hours and evacuating neighbors to keep them safe, according to the criminal complaint, which outlined what happened that day.
The complaint stated that at 11:53 a.m. Nov. 9, Virginia Andreano called 911 and reported that Damian Andreano, her grandson, “was ‘acting crazy throwing and breaking things.’” She noted that he indicated on the night of Nov. 8 that he wanted to die in a police shootout.
During a subsequent phone conversation with Kane-based state police, she told them there was a .22 pistol or a rifle in the home, according to court records.
State police arrived on scene at 12:30 p.m. and set up a perimeter around the house. Everyone but Damian Andreano left the residence, and several phone calls were made to Andreano “with negative results,” the complaint stated.
The standoff continued until after members of a state police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) entered the residence at 11:40 p.m. to find Andreano had barricaded himself in the attic.
The complaint indicated that law enforcement officials struck Andreano with four Taser probes before they were able to take him into custody. He was transported by Port Allegany Ambulance to Bradford Regional Medical Center, where the probes were removed around 2:45 a.m. Nov. 10.
No other injuries were reported in the standoff.
Andreano remains in McKean County Jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.