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Child Used as a Human Shield
1/10/2020
 
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A man is behind bars after authorities say he used a child as a shield to prevent law enforcement from shocking him with a stun gun and taking him into custody. According to a criminal complaint, the incident happened while state police were serving a warrant Thursday morning at a home along Glendale Valley Boulevard in Reade Township State police say 35-year-old Daniel Taylor was hiding in the attic and refused to obey commands. Troopers say while they gave Taylor commands, he used an 11-year-old boy as a shield to prevent authorities from using a stun gun on him. Troopers say the boy was crying during the incident. According to the complaint, troopers tried to pull the boy away from Taylor, and a struggle ensued. One of the troopers deployed a stun gun and accidentally struck another officer. Troopers say Taylor continued to hold onto the child and resist arrest. Troopers were eventually able to shock Taylor and take him into custody. Court documents show Taylor faces several charges, including aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child. He is being held at the Cambria County Jail in lieu of a $30,000 bond.
  
 
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