Standoff: Cuyahoga Falls Suspect Found Dead in Bedroom

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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.

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