Police Arrest Suspect In North Columbus S.W.A.T. Situation


UPDATED: Tuesday July 2, 2013 3:18 PM

Columbus SWAT officials arrested a kidnapping suspect at a north Columbus apartment complex.

Matthew A. Drake, 38, was arrested shortly before 8 a.m. Tuesday and was charged with one count of kidnapping.

Officials said they had been searching for him since around 4 a.m.

They responded to a domestic dispute early Tuesday at the Abbey Lane apartments at Morse Road and Cleveland Avenues.

The victim told police that Drake was armed with a gun.

Police evacuated a number of the apartment buildings and surrounded the complex.

SWAt forced entry into the buildings, but did not find Drake inside.

Residents were allowed back into their homes shortly after 6 a.m.

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