July 25, 2016

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Standoff in Medina Township ends quietly

MEDINA TWP. — A police standoff ended peacefully when a 50-year-old man armed with a shotgun surrendered to officers early Friday morning.

Phillip Hood, of 3606 Remsen Road, called police about 11:30 p.m. Thursday, saying his home was surrounded by eight people with guns, according to Medina Township Police Chief David Arbogast.

When township officers arrived, they found Hood alone at his home, wielding a shotgun.

Hood refused to cooperate with officers and came out of his home and went back inside several times, Arbogast said.

After about an hour, Hood gave up and was taken to Medina Hospital for mental evaluation.

“Basically, I think he sort of broke down last night,” Arbogast said.

Hood was not charged with a crime.

“My hope is that they’ll evaluate him and get him into some sort of treatment,” Arbogast said.

Arbogast said Hood had called police several times before about prowlers, “but it’s never been anything like this.”

While talking to the dispatcher on the phone, Hood changed subjects several times and seemed flustered, Arbogast said.

A search of the home turned up nine firearms — all loaded — including several shotguns and a cocked rifle, he said.

More than a dozen officers from Medina Township, Montville Township, the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Medina County Sheriff’s Office were on the scene, Arbogast said.

A SWAT team was alerted as well, but arrived after the standoff ended.

Contact Nick Glunt at (330) 721-4048 or nglunt@medina-gazette.com.

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Nick Glunt primarily covers courts and crime in Medina County. He served The Gazette from September 2012 to December 2015. Contact him at (330) 721-4048 or via email at nglunt@medina-gazette.com.