SWAT situation ends peacefully after man with crossbow barricades self in home

LAKEMORE, OH (WOIO) - A SWAT standoff ended peacefully in Lakemore Village early Wednesday morning.

At approximately 2:45AM, officers were called to Front Street for a domestic disturbance.

Upon arriving at the residence, officers noticed 42-year-old Gregory Bolyard sitting at the kitchen table with a crossbow. Bolyard then approached his live-in girlfriend and an officer with the crossbow while loading it. The officer shielded the girlfriend and pulled her to safety outside the residence.

Bolyard then barricaded himself inside the home with the weapon.  Metro SWAT was activated and responded to the scene.  After lengthy negotiations, Mr. Bolyard surrendered to SWAT team members without incident.

Charges were filed for Domestic Violence, Menacing, Inducing Panic, Possession of a Weapon While Intoxicated and Resisting Arrest.

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