Pennsylvania State Police, of the Skippack Station patrol unit, were dispatched to the Trappe Tavern on report of a subject armed with a knife.
The incident took place Aug. 20, prior to police dispatch at 12:30 a.m.
Police interviewed several employees of the Trappe Tavern, located in Trappe Borough, each of whom reported that a male subject named Sean had a knife and was causing a disturbance.
The Trappe Tavern manager identified to police that the subject is Sean Quinn, 45, of Phoenixville, who is in fact an employee of the tavern, but was not working on the date of the incident.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, employees told police that Quinn was seen arguing with another employee at the rear outside area of the tavern, and was holding a knife.
Several employees told police of their attempts to calm Quinn down and relinquish the knife, which was described as a six-inch straight blade. However, the various attempts failed and Quinn was reported to begin “flailing the knife around,” and at times in the direction of employees trying to talk Quinn down or were in Quinn’s close proximity.
Quinn was not reported to be at the scene upon police arrival.
According to the affidavit, at an unspecified time, a Trappe Tavern employee saw Quinn outside the tavern talking to his girlfriend when he became angry, then entered the bar area.
Pennsylvania State Police has asked for a warrant for Quinn’s arrest.
Quinn is charged with Aggravated Assault, Simple Assault and Recklessly Endangering Another Person.