LORAIN, Ohio - After almost eight hours of holding authorities at bay, a man gave himself up, ending a serious standoff situation in Lorain, Action News' Wendy Gillette reported.
Police officers started sounding their sirens and shouting into a bullhorn at approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, urging the man involved in the standoff to come out. The tactic worked as 39-year-old Marion Galido came out of the house just before 7 a.m. clutching an 8-week-old puppy.
The incident occurred at a home near the intersection of West 22nd Street and Oakdale Avenue in Lorain. The standoff forced police to close off the street at the 2300 block of Oakdale Avenue.
Police were at the scene starting at 11 p.m. Monday, when officers were first called with reports of domestic disturbance. Galido's wife was the one who called police. She said that he was drunk and had threatened to hit one of the children.
Police said that Galido then threatened them by saying that he would shoot anyone who came in.
Galido's 12-year-old son was in the house the entire time.
A SWAT team was positioned outside of the home and police had established a command center across the street. Doing these things costs the city a lot of money, according to police officials.