Reported barricade situation ends in Linden

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Police have ended a barricade situation in Linden, saying the suspect was not inside the home.

Columbus Police responded to the scene the 1600 block of Kohr Place at approximately 8:22 p.m.

A Columbus Police watch commander said more than likely, the suspect wasn’t in the home and possibly fled by the time police arrived. The commander explained there was a three- to five-minute window between the time police received the call and when officers arrived.

The watch commander said SWAT responded to the scene because of reports the suspect was armed, saying an armed suspect in a “tactically superior position” usually requires a SWAT response.

According to police, a woman was being held hostage inside the home but was able to escape through a window.

Police are continuing to investigate the situation, but are not currently looking for a suspect.

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