Columbus SWAT

Last week I had a couple of posts about SWAT teams and the way they’re being used these days. One of them was about a Lima, Ohio, SWAT team, but here’s another story where an Ohio tactical unit seems to have done the job:

A man carrying a high-powered assault rifle was shot and killed during a standoff with police yesterday morning [December 7] after he threatened to kill them and himself.

At about 5 a.m., Bexley police responded to a 911 call from 2778 Bellwood Ave. A resident told them that Christopher Marcum, 43, was upset with his girlfriend and had several weapons.

Police found Marcum locked inside a bedroom with his girlfriend. He told officers he would shoot them and kill himself, and police could hear him loading a gun.

Though Murdoc bristles at the “high-powered assault rifle” description, it seems (from this story, at least) that things went down right. The girlfriend was apparently beaten but was okay.