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Waverly Man Arrested After Shooting Police Robot

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A Waverly man has been taken into custody following a standoff with officers late Saturday night.

According to police, Officers went to Michael Blevins' Waverly home after receiving a complaint that he had fired a handgun inside his home and made threats to others.

The 62-year-old man reportedly refused to answer the door to police and wouldn't speak to them on the phone.

With the help of the Pike County Sheriff's Office and the Ohio State Highway Patrol, police supervised the use of a small, camera-equipped robot to enter Blevins' home and determined where he and any guns he had might be.

Blevins allegedly shot at the law enforcement robots, according to police.

A law enforcement team made entrance and took Blevins into custody. 

He was hospitalized and faces charges of unlawful possession of dangerous ordnance and vandalism of government property when the next grand jury meets.

Nearby residences were evacuated as a precaution.

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