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SWAT surrounds home on Cleveland’s West Side

Updated: Jun. 16, 2021 at 6:10 AM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - SWAT surrounded a home early Wednesday morning on Cleveland’s West Side after he fired a warning shot during an argument, according to a witness.

The standoff happened in the 2000 block of W. 105th Street, near Madison Avenue in the city’s Cudell neighborhood.

Authorities were called to the scene around 2:00 a.m., but witnesses said the situation had been brewing throughout the day.

“He’s been causing a lot of trouble. All you hear everyday is screaming and yelling,” a neighbor told 19 News.

She said police were called at least four days throughout the day on Tuesday because the man was arguing with neighbors. She said he lives in the upstairs unit of a duplex.

The standoff was sparked, she said, when the man pulled out a gun.

“He was out in the middle of the street, running his mouth and all of the sudden you hear a gunshot,” she said, describing it as a warning shot. “Then he ran upstairs and hid.”

According to witnesses, the suspect was eventually taken into custody somewhere behind the home.

Police have not confirmed the arrest.

19 News requested a copy of the crime report from the Cleveland Police Department, but the request has not yet been fulfilled.

According to police radio communications, a .45 caliber gun was found at the scene of the standoff, which cleared by sunrise.

This is a developing story. Return for updates.

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