Standoff situation ends peacefully in Akron

Standoff situation ends peacefully in Akron

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - A standoff involving Akron Police has ended peacefully.

Authorities were serving a warrant for Thomas L. Blanton, 27, at a home on Sewald Avenue around 10:30 a.m. when police say Blanton barricaded himself inside the house.

We're told Blanton had active warrants for felonious assault, kidnapping and domestic violence.

Negotiators were able to talk Blanton out around 5:15 p.m.

He is being held at the Summit County Jail until his arraignment.

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