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Cleveland man walks in home, finds intruder pointing gun at him, causing SWAT standoff

September 30, 2018

Cleveland man walks in home, finds intruder pointing gun at him, causing SWAT standoff

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A man walked into his home Saturday to find a burglar inside pointing a gun at him, police said.

The incident caused a SWAT team to surround the home, only to find the burglar ran off before they arrived. The burglar stole a gun from the home, police said.

No arrests have been made in the case. 

The incident happened about 7 p.m. at a home in the 17500 block of Talford Avenue near East 177th Street in the city’s Lee-Harvard neighborhood, police said.

The man said he came home, went in through a backdoor and heard a noise upstairs, according to police. He yelled out to see if his son was home, police said.

The voice responded, but it was a voice the man didn’t recognize, police said. The man said he looked up the stairs on saw a burglar standing at the top of the staircase with a gun pointed at him, police said.

The man ran outside, called police and watched the door to see if anyone came outside, according to police.

Police and the SWAT team arrived, surrounded the home and waited outside for about four hours before they went inside and found the burglar had left.

Officers searched the home and found that the burglar had ransacked the upstairs bedroom, that the man’s safe was on the bed and his gun was missing, according to police.

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