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Suspect's Apprehension Ends NE Columbus Barricade Situation

COLUMBUS (Ken Hines) -- Two suspects are in custody after an hours-long barricade situation following a home invasion on Wednesday afternoon on the city's Northeast Side.

SWAT officers worked surrounded the home at 2665 Perdue Ave. for more than 3 hours before apprehending an armed man who initially refused to leave the house. A second suspect jumped out of a window after sheriff's deputies arrived at the home, and was soon taken into custody.

The home's resident, Dwayne Johnson, told ABC 6/FOX 28 he was speaking with his uncle over the phone while sitting on his patio when the suspects -- one of whom held a gun -- approached and ordered him inside the home. Johnson's uncle immediately called 911.

Johnson said the suspects forced him to remove his pants after entering the house. He exited the home in his underwear after deputies arrived on the scene. He was not hurt.

Investigators believe the suspects planned to steal a large amount of marijuana allegedly housed inside Johnson's residence.

Seven nearby schools were locked down as a precautionary measure while SWAT officers and deputies worked to end the barricade situation.
 
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