Police: Suspect killed after confronting SWAT team with weapon during standoff

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MADISON TOWNSHIP, Ohio -- A suspect was killed and two officers were taken to local hospitals for evaluation after a standoff in Madison Township.

According to the Lake County Sheriff's Office, the county's SWAT team responded to a suspect barricaded in a Madison Township home at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The barricaded suspect was killed when he charged out of the home brandishing a handgun and confronted SWAT with the weapon, according to police.

Sources tell Fox 8's Peggy Gallek that two officers were not shot but were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

More information is expected to be released at a press conference that's been set for 1:30 p.m. today by the Lake County Sheriff's Office.

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