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2 SWAT officers shot in north Columbus while serving probate warrant; suspect barricaded in home

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Posted at 9:26 AM, Jul 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-21 09:51:11-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two SWAT officers were shot in north Columbus amid a barricade situation, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office confirmed to News 5 partner WSYX in Columbus.

WSYX reports that both SWAT officers are expected to recover. The suspect was still barricaded as more officers and deputies responded to the scene at around 8:45 a.m.

A spokesperson with the sheriff's office said at the scene that a probate court warrant was being served. The sheriff's office told WSYX that the suspect has mental health problems and was considered to be a danger to the community.

Read the latest on WSYX's report here.