POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) – The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office issued a “shelter-in-place” order Thursday morning for a townhouse complex and surrounding area in Powell after reports of a domestic disturbance. The order has since been lifted.

Deputies were on the scene of a domestic situation at the 3700 block of Echo Place in Powell, near the intersection of Seldom Seen Road and Sawmill Parkway. The DCSO said they secured the area and were reportedly dealing with a man with access to guns.

After several hours of trying to reach the man, he answered the phone and exited the home peacefully without incident, and surrendered at around 10:30 a.m.

Prior to the man surrendering, deputies, along with the help of a Delaware County Crisis Negotiation Unit and Westerville police, responded to calls of a domestic disturbance between a man and his significant other. The partner was able to leave the home and called authorities saying the man had access to multiple guns.

Authorities issued the shelter-in-place due to the report of guns and blocked off Seldom Seen Road from Sawmill Parkway to Wayne Brown Drive while they attempted to contact the man beginning at around 7 a.m.

The “shelter-in-place” went into effect for a one-mile radius as a precautionary measure, though the situation was contained within the residence on Echo Place and a negotiator was at the scene.

A shelter-in-place order is issued when an emergency situation arises that requires protection at home, work, school, or another location. Authorities will ask that anyone in the vicinity of the order find a safe location indoors and stay there until given an “all clear” or told to evacuate. 

No one was injured during the incident. The man will be charged with domestic violence and aggravated menacing.