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SWAT standoff ends peacefully in Macedonia

Beacon Journal staff report

MACEDONIA: A long standoff between a homeowner and Summit County sheriff’s deputies ended peacefully Wednesday night.

A deputy attempted to execute a writ of possession at 8321 Shepard Road at 9:55 a.m., but David Smith, 48, closed the door and told a deputy that he had a firearm, authorities said.

Additional sheriff’s units, Macedonia police, Metro SWAT and the Summit County Sheriff’s SWAT and Hostage Negotiations Team responded to the scene and blocked off a portion of Shepard Road between Highland Road and state Route 82.

Negotiators maintained contact with Smith throughout the day. At about 5:30 p.m., he was apprehended without incident and charged with inducing panic, authorities said Thursday.


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