Police: Cape Coral man arrested after standoff

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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Frank Philip Simon (Credit: LCSO booking photo)

A Cape Coral man was arrested early Friday after a standoff with police.

Frank Philip Simon, 33, was taken into custody by CCPD’s SWAT team at a home in the 900 block of Gleason Parkway, police said.

No one was injured in the incident, which police responded to at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday.

Police say Simon was armed with an assault rifle, threatened a person inside the home and reportedly fired a round into the ceiling. The person was able to flee and told officers Simon was wearing a ballistic vest and a helmet, and that another person inside the home against their will.

The SWAT team was eventually able to make contact with Simon, who at one point shined a green laser through the front windows. Officers confirmed Simon was armed with a .50 caliber assault rifle, vest and helmet, but no one else was inside the home.

Simon was booked into the Lee County Jail shortly after 5 a.m. and faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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