Painesville SWAT situation ends with fugitive in custody

Painesville SWAT situation ends with fugitive in custody

PAINESVILLE, Ohio (WOIO) - An armed man who barricaded himself inside a home for several hours was taken into custody without incident, according to Painesville police.

The Lake County Sheriff’s SWAT team, Painesville police and the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force all responded to a home in the 100 block of N. Settlers Lane around 1 p.m. Thursday.

Police said the man had skipped trial on a felony assault.

His name is not yet being released.

Nearby Heritage Middle School was placed on lockdown as a safety precaution.

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