Suspect in custody after firing at officers in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood, police say

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CLEVELAND– Officers arrested the man they say fired at them in Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood Friday evening.

At about 4:30 p.m, a woman called police to report she was threatened by a man with a gun in the area of Abbey Avenue and Columbus Road. The Cleveland Division of Police said officers responded to the scene and that’s when the suspect fired shots at police.

At least one officer returned fire. No officers were injured.

The man ran into the wooded area around Willey Avenue, Abbey Avenue and Columbus Road near the railroad tracks. Authorities set up a perimeter, and searched with canines, a helicopter and a drone.

The suspect was taken into custody shortly before 7 p.m. He was not injured.

The area of West 25th Street, Columbus Road and Willey Avenue was closed to traffic during the search.

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