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Akron man arrested after standoff in girlfriend's house with 2 people locked inside bedroom

Posted at 12:44 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-16 12:44:43-05

AKRON, Ohio — A 31-year-old Akron man with a gun was apprehended without incident after a SWAT standoff that lasted for several hours in Akron Saturday night.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Smith Farm Avenue at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving information that the caller’s boyfriend, 31-year-old Darius Robinson, was inside the home with a gun, according to an Akron police news release.

According to police, it is believed that Robinson broke into the home after the caller had already left. When officers arrived, they learned that Robinson, a relative of the caller and the relative's boyfriend were inside the house. It is believed that they locked themselves in a bedroom.

Robinson was found to have confirmed warrants for escape and weapons under disability, police stated. Due to the circumstances, the SWAT team was notified and responded to the scene.

After several hours of negotiating, Robinson was apprehended without incident just after 3 a.m., police said. There were no injuries reported.

Robinson was charged with improper handling of firearm in motor vehicle, having weapon under disability, burglary possession of heroin and drug abuse. He was sent to the Summit County Jail.