'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.

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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