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Edward Scott Cummings

PEQUEA TOWNSHIP, Pa.–A Willow Street man was arrested in Philadelphia after investigators say he assaulted his girlfriend and then threatened to kill anyone who called the police.

Edward S. Cummings, 31 is charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, intimidation of a victim or witness and unlawful restraint.

According to police reports, Cummings assaulted his girlfriend overnight on July 30 and into the morning hours of July 31. The woman sustained injuries to her arm, hands and face, authorities said. When she tried to leave the house, Cummings allegedly blocked the door and assaulted her again. He then broke her cellphone and threatened to kill anyone who called the police.

Cummings fled the area, but was arrested on Aug. 1 by Amtrak Police at the 30th Street Station in Philadelphia.

Cummings was arraigned and taken to Lancaster County Prison without bail.

His formal arraignment is scheduled for Sept. 9.