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Verbatim: Police shoot armed man

A report received Wednesday morning from the Paulding County Sheriff's Office:

At approximately 9:11 p.m. on July 2, 2013, deputies were dispatched to a residence on Rd 95 south of Rd 60 in Blue Creek Township northwest of Haviland, Ohio for a suicidal subject armed with a gun.

The situation turned into a barricaded subject with firearms, and several hours of negotiations ensured. The Allen County Ohio Sheriff's Office SWAT Team was called for mutual aid. Eventually deputies made entry to secure the male subject where shots were fired. The subject was shot by deputies and is currently being treated for injuries.

The crime scene is being processed by Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations Crime Scene Investigations Unit at this time. No further information is being released in regards to this investigation at the time of this release.

I will hold a press conference along with Allen County Ohio Sheriff Sam Crish at 11:00 a.m. today's date at the Paulding County Sheriff's Office where more information will be released.

Jason K. Landers, Sheriff

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