Guysville Standoff Ends In Arrest< < Back to
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.