CLEVELAND, OH – Cleveland police officers arrested a man after he charged at them with a gun. The incident took place Thursday morning on the city’s West Side.
According to witnesses, the man was seen stealing items out of different cars. When he was confronted by Cleveland police officials, he pulled out a gun. In addition to this, the man also threatened a resident in the process, as reported by authorities.
Furthermore, officers near Storer Avenue on their way towards West 50th Street spotted a male matching the description of the suspect. Consequently, officers pulled over and approached him.
At that time, the man drew his gun and charged at the officers. According to authorities, one officer fired his gun three times. However, none of the bullets hit the suspect as he ran off.
Nevertheless, about an hour later, police spotted the man in a backyard. He was then apprehended and taken into custody. What is more, police say the suspect was still carrying the gun as he was being arrested.
Apart from this, the identity of the man has not been released.
It should be noted that while police work the scene, Storer Avenue between West 47th Street and West 50th Street will be inaccessible. At this time, it is unknown how long the road will remain closed.