SWAT Situation In East Columbus Ends, One Man In Custody

UPDATED: Wednesday April 9, 2014 5:58 PM

A SWAT situation in east Columbus has ended after police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside a home on Fair Avenue.

Police say they were called Wednesday morning after a woman dialed 911 and said a man was holding her hostage with a shotgun in the home’s bathroom on the 1000-block of Fair Avenue.

After a brief standoff, police arrested the alleged gunman, Howard Hill III, who was wanted on several warrants.

Meanwhile, police did not find the female caller who claimed Hill was holding her hostage.  Authorities are currently searching for the woman.

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