Police Arrest Man Following West Columbus Standoff

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A man was arrested late Monday morning after a standoff with police.

A SWAT team was dispatched to the 300 block of S. Terrace Avenue when authorities said the man refused to comply with officers.

He was wanted for questioning in relation to an assault report. Police said a woman was approached in a nearby alley, abducted and assaulted around 8 a.m.

She was taken to a hospital with injuries consistent with being severely beaten.

The man was taken into custody peacefully shortly before noon. Police said he was expected to be charged with kidnapping and assault.

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