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The Journal Gazette

Friday, February 08, 2019 11:30 am

Ohio officer wounded, suspect killed during SWAT standoff

Associated Press

AKRON, Ohio -- Authorities say a police officer has been wounded and a suspect killed during a SWAT standoff in Ohio.

The Akron Beacon Journal reported police went to a home in Summit County's Franklin Township around 7 p.m. Thursday for a domestic violence call and learned 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 said 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.