EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio — A more than 12-hour long standoff has ended after a man, who barricaded himself inside a motel room, was shot by East Cleveland police.
The standoff started at around 2 p.m.
Police said for hours they worked to convince the man who barricaded himself in a room at Noble Motel on Euclid Avenue to turn himself in peacefully. They were called to the motel because they said the man assaulted the manager of the motel with a firearm.
For nearly 10 hours, they’ve used tear gas and negotiation techniques to bring it to a peaceful resolution. According to East Cleveland police detective, the man allegedly shot at officers with a .22 rifle from inside the motel room the entire time of the standoff.
A 13+ hour standoff is over in East Cleveland. Per ECPD the suspect was shooting at officers from inside the Noble Motel with a .22 rifle. He was shot by police in the arm. One SWAT member broke some fingers but no other injuries. pic.twitter.com/TQhj3cd6qo— Mike Vielhaber (@MVielhaber) January 22, 2021
The man inside the motel room was shot in the arm by police. He was taken to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for treatment.
One swat officer broke several fingers during the breaching of the motel but no other officers were injured.
The motel is across the street from a daycare. East Cleveland Police escorted the kids and staff members onto an RTA bus to get them to a safe place where their parents could pick them up.
News 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.