CLEVELAND — A SWAT situation ended Saturday in Cleveland after a bystander who was watching the event unfold walked up to officers and they realized he was the man officers had surrounded the house for and were out to capture.
The incident happened in the 3000 block of West 41st Street.
The suspect, Seth Scott, 32, has been charged with felonious assault.
According to a Cleveland police report, officers initially responded to the area for a report of shots fired. When officers arrived, they learned that the shooting suspect lived in a house nearby.
Police set up a perimeter around the house and used a loud speaker to order anyone inside to come out. A man and woman came out, but they were not the suspect police were looking for, the report states.
The SWAT team arrived and searched the house but didn’t find anyone else inside. That’s when the Scott walked out with his hands up from the group of bystanders who were watching the event take place. He was taken into custody without incident, according to the police report.
Scott is currently being held in the Cuyahoga County Jail without bond. He has an arraignment scheduled for July 8 in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.