Olmsted Township standoff ends with suspect in custody

Olmsted Township standoff ends with suspect in custody
(Source: WOIO)

OLMSTED TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - Olmsted Township police confirmed an 11 hour standoff Thursday ended peacefully.

Officers were called to a home in the 8500 block of Homestead Drive around 3 a.m.

Olmsted Township Police Chief Matthew Vanyo said a 25-year-old man had barricaded himself inside the house with weapons.

According to family members, the 25-year-old pointed a gun at his 30-year-old brother, but the brother was not injured.

Both the older brother and the father were able to escape safely before police arrived.

The Southwest Enforcement Bureau was called to the scene after several failed attempts to get in contact with the 25-year-old over the phone and the cruiser’s PA system, said Vanyo.

The 25-year-old was taken into custody without incident around 2 p.m.

His name has not been released.

Olmsted Township neighborhood evacuated after man barricades himself in home after pointing gun at brother
Olmsted Township neighborhood evacuated after man barricades himself in home after pointing gun at brother (Source: WOIO)

Police evacuated several neighboring homes as a precaution.

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