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Mentor Police Arrest Man After Lengthy Standoff On Eastmoor

Police were called to a house on Eastmoor Road Sunday evening after three gunshots were heard from the house

Mentor Police Arrest Man After Lengthy Standoff On Eastmoor

The Mentor Police SWAT Team arrested a man after a standoff on Eastmoor Road Sunday night into Monday morning.

Police were called to a house at 8275 Eastmoor Road because three gunshots were heard inside, according to a statement from Mentor Police Sgt. Dustin Richards.

Officers knew the home belonged to Ronald Ewanek -- a 54-year-old Mentor man who had been charged with but not convicted of domestic violence in 2011.

Police also knew Ewanek had firearms, Richards said.

Mentor Police went to the house at about 9 p.m. and tried to make contact with the people inside but were not successful. Early on in the standoff, three people -- two women and a man -- were allowed to leave the house.

None of them were injured by the shots that were fired, Richards said.

Ewanek remained in the house by himself. He refused to come out so Mentor SWAT and the department's hostage negotiators came to the scene.

For several hours, Ewanek refused to take phone calls or negotiate via the loud speaker, police said.

After more than four hours of waiting and several tries to talk to Ewanek failed, the SWAT team used gas to flush Ewanek from the house, Richards said.

Ewanek then surrendered and was arrested. He, also, was unhurt by the fired gunshots, Richards said.

While no charges have been filed against Ewanek yet, police said the investigation was still ongoing and that charges are pending.

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