Man arrested after Garfield Heights SWAT standoff

Posted at 11:24 AM, Feb 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-04 11:28:44-05

A 30-year-old man is in police custody after SWAT responded to a home in Garfield Heights Saturday morning for a hostage situation.

The suspect, who has not yet been identified, allegedly assaulted his 28-year-old girlfriend Friday night but was gone by the time officers arrived.

The victim told authorities he returned home around 9 a.m. this morning with a gun.

SWAT was called when the man refused to surrender to police. He was apprehended around 10:30 a.m. this morning, police said.  The female wasn't harmed.

The suspect's name will be released when charges are filed.