Standoff Ends Peacefully in Athens County

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

ATHENS COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- An armed standoff in Athens County, Ohio ended peacefully with no one hurt.

Athens County Sheriff Patrick Kelly says the incident began when deputies responded to a shots fired call at a residence on E. Kasler Creek in Amesville right before 10 a.m. Friday.

A family member said a 44-year-old male family member had shot his dogs, fired several other shots and would not put down the AK-47 gun.

Deputies were told a brother and sister of the man were also in the residence.

Sheriff Kelly said deputies secured the perimeter of the residence and the Sheriff's Special Response Team was activated.

Kelly says that Central Communications Officer Teresa Savage communicated with a brother during the standoff. Finally, the sister inside the residence was permitted to leave.

The Sheriff says she told deputies that the brother doing the shooting was standing at the kitchen window with his finger on the trigger and her other brother was attempting to talk him into putting down the gun and to leave the residence.

Shortly before noon, the special response team made contact with the male and secured him without incident. No word on what charges the man faces.


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