CUYAHOGA FALLS, OH (WOIO) - A hostage situation concluded after a twelve hour standoff in a Cuyahoga Falls home.
Police say a 33-year Michael Craft had a gun while holding his girlfriend, Misty Hawkins hostage in a home on Ritchie Street.
The standoff started around 1:45 p.m. Tuesday and ended just after midnight when police threw a flash grenade inside the home and the woman escaped.
Authorities used pepper gas to enter the home a second time and locate Craft.
Craft was found dead in an upstairs bedroom from a self-inflicted gunshot.
According to police, Hawkin's 19-year old daughter was able to get out of the house earlier and call police.