Home Invasion Suspect Surrenders Peacefully After Barricading Himself Inside Northeast Side Home


UPDATED: Wednesday May 8, 2013 6:38 PM

A man accused in a home invasion who had barricaded himself inside of a northeast Columbus home surrendered peacefully after more than two and a half hours.  

Police said that an armed individual who was a suspect in a home invasion and robbery was barricaded inside of a home, located in the 2600 block of Perdue Avenue.

The alleged victim of the home invasion was safe and on the scene, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Police said that D’Anthony Richardson was the man who barricaded himself inside the home. He was found in the attic.

His brother, William Richardson, was arrested outside.

Residents around the home were evacuated while police dealt with the other suspect.

Arlington Park Elementary, East Linden Elementary, North Linden Elementary, Linden STEM Academy, Linden McKinley High School, Hamilton STEM Academy and Columbus Alternative High School were placed on lockdown. Students were released at their normal times.

Police said that they found a gun outside of the home.

The two are charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated burglary and kidnapping.

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