Warren standoff ends peacefully

Police standoff in Warren

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – A standoff on Warren’s northwest side ended peacefully about 9 p.m. Monday after more than four hours.

Police were called to the house on Southern Boulevard at Northwest Boulevard about 4:30 p.m. for a report of a domestic dispute with a gun being shot.

After police got to the scene, the suspect, Tim Miller, barricaded himself inside the home. Police called for the Mahoning Valley Task Force to come and help.

At one point, around 8 p.m., the man came out and police shot beanbags at him to stop him from hurting himself or others. Miller then went back inside, according to police.

Officers said they believed he had a gun. After Miller peacefully turned himself into police, he was taken to the hospital with injuries from the beanbags that were shot at him.

Warren Police Lt. Jeff Cole said it’s likely Miller will be in the hospital overnight. But he is glad this turned out peaceful and nobody was hurt.

“This is always a concern. One of our major concerns was safety for the public. You may have seen us telling people to get back, telling people to go inside their homes. One of our major concerns is community safety and I think we accomplished that this evening,” Cole said.

Cole said police are waiting to talk to the Trumbull County prosecutor to see what charges, if any, will be filed.

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