Ashland Police In Nonviolent Standoff On Liberty Street

  • 9/11/2018 1:04:14 PM
  • Jenna Ramolt
  • Local News

ASHLAND, OH - Ashland police have blocked off Liberty Street and are now involved in a non-violent standoff with a man who is threatening to harm himself.

The subject reportedly received bad news and was observed running to the back of his house and locking the doors. Police are communicating with the subject in the hopes that he will peacefully give himself up. Police Chief David Marcelli said that the situation was totally under control, there were no firearms displayed, and there have been no shots fired.

"It's really just a compassionate effort to get this person to give up without harming himself... the situation is contained, the person is not going to leave without us intervening, and we're hoping to get him to talk to us and leave peacefully," Chief Marcelli stated in a live stream on Ashland County Pictures' Facebook page.

Neighbors were informed of the situation and were given the option to evacuate the area, while police are working on a plan to implement when school lets out.

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