Overnight standoff in Shaker Heights

Overnight standoff in Shaker Heights

SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - A 26-year-old man was arrested after a four hour standoff in Shaker Heights Thursday morning.

Shaker Police tell us the man's family called authorities when they realized he hadn't taken his medication for a mental disorder. Police also told us this isn't the first time they've received calls about the man.

Shaker police arrived to the home on Sutton Place around 10 p.m. Wednesday night and instructed the family to evacuate the house. The family vacated, but the man refused to leave.

An hour into the standoff, Beachwood SWAT arrived to assist with negotiating. Authorities sprayed tear gas into the home, which finally prompted the man to come out around 2 a.m.

The man was taken to an area hospital for a psychiatric analysis.

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