Strongsville SWAT standoff situation ends peacefully

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - A standoff at Chestnut Lake Apartments on Whitney Rd. in Strongsville is over.

Neighbors tell us police showed up around 2:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon. They were concerned a man was going to hurt himself.

The third floor, and most of the building was evacuated, as neighbors watched more and police and SWAT teams arrive.

Neighbors tell us the man has caused other problems in the building, and is very disruptive but after about an hour and a half, police were able to take the man into custody peacefully.

It was still a scary afternoon for neighbors.

"I was on my balcony, looked out and I saw snipers on the leasing office. There was a standoff in building 4," said neighbor Josh Vargo.

"I heard from the second floor what was going on. They were trying to talk him out of it, they didn't want to hurt him, didn't want anyone else to get hurt, they took good care of it in my opinion," added Yama Stelmakh.

The good news, no one was hurt and police were able to take the man into custody peacefully.

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