Guysville Standoff Ends In Arrest

By
Bethany Venable
Associated Press

Dateline
Updated Tue, Jun 19, 2012 7:39 am

A 52-year-old Guysville man is in custody after a three-hour standoff at his home.

Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says the man called a crisis center Monday around 6 p.m. and said he had a weapon.
 
He threatened to force authorities to kill him if they responded.
 
Kelly says negotiations went on for three hours.
 
At one point, a bean bag was fired at the man's pit bull, which attempted to approach law enforcement officers.
 
No firearms were found, but the man was using a screw driver and railroad spikes as weapons.
 
He is being evaluated.
 
No one else was home at the time of the standoff.
 
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