Ohio Officer Wounded, Suspect Killed During SWAT Standoff


AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a police officer has been wounded and a suspect killed during a SWAT standoff in Ohio.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports police went to a home in Summit County’s Franklin Township around 7 p.m. Thursday for a domestic violence call and learned that a man had barricaded himself inside a bedroom. A regional SWAT team was called in about three hours later.

The SWAT officer from the Barberton Police Department was wounded when the man fired a round through the bedroom door around 3 a.m. Friday, prompting officers to return fire.

Police say the officer, a 12-year veteran, has serious but non-life threatening injuries and awaits surgery at an Akron hospital.

The officer and the suspect haven’t been identified.

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