Update: Macedonia standoff ends, man taken into custody

Staff Report | Nordonia Hills News-Leader Published:

Macedonia — Police announced the scene of a standoff with an armed resident facing eviction ended without injury with the resident in police custody. Summit County Sheriff’s Inspector Bill Holland told the News Leader a team from combined Metro SWAT and the Summit County Sheriff's Office SWAT entered resident David Smith's Shepard Road home around 5:30 p.m. and arrested him. Holland said members of a county hostage negotiating team had been in contact with Smith, who was armed with a handgun. Holland said no shots were fired and neither Smith, nor officers who arrested him were injured.
Macedonia police announced Shepard Road was reopened around 7 p.m. The road had been closed throughout the day due to the incident. Macedonia police said Smith was taken to a hospital in Akron by Macedonia Fire Department, but was in the custody of deputies.

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4 p.m. Macedonia — Residents on Shepard Road have been asked to remain in their homes while SWAT teams deal with a standoff on the southern part of the road.
In the meantime, Nordonia Hills City Schools are working on plans to reroute buses and deal with children who live on the street, said Summit County Sheriff’s Inspector Bill Holland.
Superintendent Joe Clark told the News Leader the district was working on plans to get children home, in addition to how the district would advise parents.
Police closed Shepard Road from Route 82 to Highland Road this morning due to a standoff with a resident.
Sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve an eviction notice at 8321 Shepard Road told Macedonia police around 10 a.m. resident David Smith told them he had a gun and had barricaded himself in the house, according to Macedonia police.
Holland said police believe Smith is the only one in the home.
Macedonia responded to assist, as well as teams from Metro SWAT and a SWAT team from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Macedonia police said in a press release.
Check back here for more details as we get them.

12:36 p.m. Macedonia — Police have closed Shepard Road from Route 82 to Highland Road due to a reported standoff with an armed resident.
Sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve an eviction notice at 8321 Shepard Road told Macedonia police around 10 a.m. resident David Smith told them he had a gun and had barricaded himself in the house, according to Macedonia police.
Macedonia responded to assist, as well as teams from Metro SWAT and a SWAT team from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Macedonia police said in a press release.


Check back here for more details as we get them.

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