Man in Custody for Sexual Assault After Barricade at Olney

Police say a 27-year-old man has been accused of sexually assaulting and beating a woman in Philadelphia’s Olney section.

The victim knows the suspect and told police she fell asleep on Saturday night at his house in the 5200 block of Marwood Road, according to investigators.

According to the victim, she woke up to see him sexually assaulting her and he at that point started to beat her.

The woman was able to escape and wave down police around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday.

As stated by officers, the man refused to leave the home and a SWAT team was called in. The suspect was taken into custody around 5:40 a.m. without incident.

Both the victim and the suspect have been taken to the Special Victims Unit.

Police are also questioning a second man who was found inside the house.

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