Firearms, hundreds of rounds of ammo seized after man surrenders to officers
A brief standoff between police and a man at a Columbus home Saturday morning ended after less than an hour, officials said.
Columbus police said an officer responded to a home on Hibbard Street at 9:37 a.m. for a report of a domestic disturbance.
The officer spoke to the resident of the home, an elderly woman, who told the officer another person was inside the house. Police said the person in the house, a 57-year-old Columbus man, was there in violation of a court order, and the officer intended to to take the man into custody for violating the order.
According to the report, the officer announced herself, approached an interior doorway and saw the man point a firearm at her.
The office retreated to another room and escorted the woman to safety outside the house.
Police said there was a brief standoff between the man in the house and police, but at 10:15 a.m., the man exited the residence and surrendered to the officers.
No shots were fired and nobody was injured, police said. The man was taken to Columbia County Jail in Portage and booked on multiple felony charges.
Multiple firearms and hundreds of rounds of ammunition were taken from inside the house. Another firearm was seized from a different location in Columbus where police said the man was believed to be staying.
The police department also said criminal charges are being referred to the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office. Police did not identify the man taken into custody Saturday.