Former Glen Rock man tried to cut himself with scissors to avoid arrest


A former Glen Rock man tried to slice one of his wrists with a pair of scissors last week when Southern Regional Police officers tried to arrest him for allegedly not complying with a Megan's Law requirement, police said.

Officers were able to subdue Herbert Roy McQuade Jr., 47, no fixed address, with the help of a Taser during the incident on Wednesday, according to police.

Officers went to a warehouse in the first block of Main Street in Glen Rock about 1:40 p.m. looking for McQuade, police said. But when McQuade learned he was about to be arrested, he grabbed an 8-inch pair of scissors and attempted to cut one of his wrists, police said.

One of the officers unsuccessfully tried to kick the scissors from McQuade's hand, prompting McQuade to try to cut the officer's leg, police said.

McQuade then put the scissors to his chest and started to stab himself, but officers used a Taser to subdue him, police said.

He continued to fight with officers before he was handcuffed, police said.

McQuade was taken to York Hospital for treatment and was released Friday.

But he was promptly taken to the county's central booking unit, where he was arraigned on a charge of failure to comply with registered sex offender requirements. Bail was set at $75,000, police said.

McQuade remains in York County Prison in lieu of bail, a prison official said Monday.

He was ordered to register as a sex offender after he was convicted of rape in 2001, according to state police.

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