'Very Good Outcome' as Standoff Ends on Larchmont Avenue

Police officers from Lakewood, Bay Village, North Olmsted and Westlake responded to a home in the 1600 block of Larchmont Avenue near Franklin Avenue.

A domestic situation on Larchmont Avenue that attracted the attention of the SWAT team and the area media on Wednesday night ended without incident.

NewsNet5 reported that police officers from Lakewood, Bay Village, North Olmsted and Westlake all responded to a home in the 1600 block of Larchmont Avenue near Franklin Avenue.

Sgt. Leslie Wilkins of the Lakewood Police Department told Lakewood Patch that “everything was resolved,” but declined to give additional information. 

“It was a very good outcome,” she added.

Police told NewsNet5 that the standoff stemmed from a domestic incident involving a husband and wife.

A woman told police her husband was “acting weird and there are guns in the house.” She left and called police, according to the report. Officers coaxed the man out of the house before 9 p.m. and he was taken to Lakewood Hospital.

Chris Olsen April 11, 2013 at 09:59 AM
wow, this took the efforts of four communities to negotiate.......seems a bit much, dont you think?
Jessica April 11, 2013 at 10:52 AM
I went home that way last night. There were sooooo many cops and other emergency vehicles. But it seemed pretty calm. It didn't even seem like they had shut down the road. I went around the block anyway just in case but I don't think anyone would have stopped me if I didn't.
jennjenn April 11, 2013 at 10:55 AM
that's what I was thinking too. It seems very odd...must be some information about it that they aren't saying.
The original Bill April 11, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Chris you may not realize that whenever there is a situation like this (possible mental health issues with guns involved) then the SWAT team is called in. They are trained for these particular situations. Lakewood is part of West Shore SWAT which also consists of officers from Fairview, River, Bay, Westlake and North Olmsted so whenever SWAT is called it involves all of those cities.
Steve April 11, 2013 at 03:54 PM
@Colin, how about a little more info for the good people of Larchmont and Lakewood? This cost us a few bucks. How about a name? Were the guns taken from the residence? Was he transported to Lakewood Hospital for mental evaluation while owning guns? Where they legal guns,? meaning did he have a criminal background? The city of Lakewood will never tell us, it's up to YOU to get some facts, not copy fron Newsnet 5. After all, this is the Lakewood Patch, is it not?
Lindsay April 11, 2013 at 07:08 PM
It happened a few houses down from me. It was closer to archdale than franklin... anyhow I thought it was a bit much but then I realized once everybody was safe that they did a great job. it's not everyday you see a dozen or so swat policeman, obviously a man that was a plain clothes sniper
Lindsay April 11, 2013 at 07:18 PM
...didn't realise full name would be included, tried to erase my comment. Anyhow I have never seen any kind of police standoff that was that extravagant in my life. I wanted to leave with my baby just in case but there were two police vehicles blocking my driveway. they told me that if there if there had been any danger of explosions we would have been evacuated. apparently the man was having issues of a suicidal nature, there were several weapons in the house and the wife was also present. just thankful that nobody was hurt, I'm sending prayers and vibes out to the family for healinh and peace...
Lindsay April 11, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Seriously, Steve, it looked like martial law out there, and there were far more than 12 vehicles. I'm not sure what to think. I support stronger gun control, however, I always have. Hmmm...
Colin McEwen April 12, 2013 at 12:05 AM
Thanks, Steve. Since this was a domestic situation involving a man who wanted to harm himself — and no one was charged with a crime — we're going to leave this alone. Thanks, as always, for the input.
Paul Hanrahan April 19, 2013 at 05:13 PM
That will teach the guy not to act weird around his wife.


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