SWAT teams were called out to a home in Springfield Township Thursday morning where a man threatened to harm himself or others with what looked like a real gun.
Springfield Township Police say they responded when 19-year-old Brandon Riley barricaded himself in the residence on Carper Avenue around 9:30 this morning.
"The initial call was that we had a subject with a gun and that he was wanting to hurt himself or someone else or both. We evacuated the home, set up a perimeter, he held up in the house for a few hours", according to Springfield Township Police Captain Ken Ray.
After a short standoff, the SWAT team moved in and arrested Riley without further incident, Ray said.
The weapon turned out to be an air-soft pistol modified to look real. Ray says, "What he showed his mother...turned out to be an air-soft gun, and the orange tip had been painted black to make it appear as a real gun".
Riley is charged with inducing panic, a fifth-degree felony. He remains in the Summit County Jail.
(editor's note: the story was revised to include more information from Springfield Township Police)
(press release) Springfield Township, Ohio October 4, 2012 - - At Approximately 0930, officers responded a Carper Ave. home in Springfield Township for a barricaded subject that was armed with a handgun and making threats. METRO SWAT was activated and responded to the scene. After a short standoff with police, the suspect surrendered without further incident. An air soft pistol modified to appear real was located at the scene. Arrested on the scene was 19 year. old Brandon A. Riley of Springfield Township. Mr. Riley was charged with inducing panic and booked into the Summit County Jail.