Wanted Cleveland cop in standoff with Marshals on city’s west side

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CLEVELAND-- Police surrounded a home on Cleveland's west side Tuesday morning in hopes of arresting a cop who slipped his ankle monitor.

Tommie Griffin

Tommie Griffin, 52, was arrested in January on charges of felonious assault, kidnapping and rape. Parma police said he held a 42-year-old woman at gunpoint and pistol whipped her.

Cleveland police said the standoff is at a house on West 165th Street. After more than an hour, authorities asked our crews to move two blocks back.

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District said Newton D. Baker School of Arts, located on West 159th Street, was placed on lockdown because of the police activity.

On Sunday, the U.S. Marshals said Griffin broke his ankle monitoring bracelet and went on the run. There is a reward for information leading to his arrest. He is considered armed and dangerous.

The Cleveland Division of Police hired Griffin in 1994. He was assigned to the First District on basic patrol, but has been suspended without pay during the criminal case.

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