Suicidal Man Arrested After Search In Richland County

  • 6/19/2019 8:49:10 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

ONTARIO, OH - A 44-year-old man has been arrested after a domestic violence incident on Wednesday.

Around 6 PM Wednesday evening, officers from the Ontario Police Department and the Richland County Sheriff's Office responded to the 600 block of Rock Road after receiving reports of a man who was threatening suicide. It was unknown at the time if the suspect was armed, but those on-scene took precautions. Emergency medical technicians strapped on bulletproof vests as they stood by, ready to jump into action in case anything occurred.

Authorities were unsure if the man was home at the time, prompting a search of the home and surrounding property. After clearing the immediate area of the residence, officers patrolled a search area stretching from Beer Road to Shangri La Avenue, using GPS data and cell phone pings to help narrow down the search area.

The man was later arrested at an area tavern for domestic violence without further incident. 

The incident remains under investigation.

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