SWAT Removes Kids, Suspect from Home

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CLEVELAND — A SWAT unit was called to remove a suspect from a home with three kids inside of it.

The Cleveland Division of Police was called around 4:41 a.m. Saturday when someone reported a woman screaming for help.

She was headed to a home on Mount Overlook Avenue with her boyfriend when they encountered two men in the driveway.

According to police, after asking about money, one of the men used a handgun to hit the boyfriend.

The couple was then taken inside the home where a 3-month-old, 11-year-old and 16-year-old were sleeping.

The men demanded money and began to search the home, police said.

When officers arrived, the woman, her boyfriend and one of the intruders escaped, leaving one man and the kids inside.

The SWAT unit was able to safely remove the kids and arrest the suspect, who police said appeared to be high on drugs.

He was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center for evaluation.

The children were not hurt.

During the ordeal, an officer fired his service weapon but no one was hit.

The arrested suspect was uncooperative, police said.  They are still looking for the other man.

Anyone with information should call the Cleveland Division of Police at (216) 623-5464.