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Kenmore standoff ends peacefully

By Beacon Journal staff writer
Beacon Journal staff report

Akron police and the SWAT team peacefully ended a standoff with a man in the Kenmore area of Akron late Monday, police said.

Police said the man threatened someone with what appeared to be a gun then went to his home in the 800 block of Silvercrest Avenue and refused to come out.

After 90 minutes of negotiations over the phone, police talked him into surrendering. No one was injured in either incident, police said.

Bronson Orlando, 21, of Silvercrest Avenue, is accused of trying to get his girlfriend and their child to leave with him at about midnight. After arguing, Orlando went to his vehicle and pulled out what appeared to be a shotgun, police said. It was actually an aluminum bat.

After hitting the hood of his Jeep with the weapon, Orlando got into his Jeep and left. Officers drove over to Orlando’s house on Silvercrest Avenue where he barricaded himself inside and refused to come out.

Orlando is charged with domestic violence and domestic violence menacing stemming from an earlier incident with his girlfriend. He now is also charged with criminal trespassing and aggravated menacing and is being held in the Summit County Jail.


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