Cleveland Standoff, Nice Weather Continues, Tragic Limo Fire

Swat team at West 103rd Street, Cleveland
Swat team at West 103rd Street, Cleveland

A SWAT situation on Cleveland's west side.

Police were called to the 2200 block of West 103rd Street around 2:45 a.m. after residents saw two men firing guns into the air. Neighbors say each man has several guns.

When police arrived, the men fled and holed up in a home.

A negotiator is now trying to get them to surrender peacefully.

Shell casings were also found outside of the home.

A storm system centered south of Ohio with bring a few showers to southern portions of Northeast Ohio this afternoon.  I expect this to be light and to be limited to areas south of Akron.  With still plenty of dry air in place the middle of the week will be dry.  Out ahead of a cold front a few showers and isolated t-storms will be the focus of Thursday night into Friday.

TODAY:  Partly cloudy with a few showers south of Akron this afternoon.  High: 70  Wind: SE-NE at 5-10 mph

TONIGHT:  Mostly cloudy.  Low: 55  Wind: SE at 5-10 mph

TUESDAY:  Partly cloudy.  High: 71

A bride-to-be is one of five women killed in a limousine fire that happened on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in San Francisco, California.

The tragic incident happened around 10 p.m. as the ladies, along with four other women, were on their way to a bachelorette party.

The California Highway Patrol said the limo was going west on the San Mateo bridge when smoke began pouring out of the rear passenger area.

The driver and those in the front of the vehicle were able to escape the flames but the fire spread so quickly that the women in the back were unable to get out in time.

Emergency crews got the fire under control before it engulfed the entire limo, but the rear one-third of the white, 1999 Lincoln Town Car was completely burned.

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Julia Tullos, WOIO Assignment Manager