Armed Man Threatening Suicide Prompts SWAT Situation, Evacuations


Police said a suicidal man fired shots at park on Reed Road in northwest Columbus.

According to Columbus police, a man was at Northcrest Park near Reed and Bethel Roads at about 4 p.m.

SWAT officials responded to the scene after shots were fired. The man was threatening suicide.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

Police escorted employees from two nearby office buildings to their cars at 5 p.m.

Officials said the man was in the park with a shotgun. Authorities said they had visual contact with him at about 5 p.m.

The man was believed to have a shotgun and to live in the apartments near the park.

Northcrest Park is the site of the Wellington School’s athletic facilities.

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