Barricaded fugitive surrenders peacefully

BEREA - A team effort by several law enforcement agencies helped bring about a peaceful end to an armed man's suicide attempt.

U.S. Marshals attempted to serve an arrest warrant to Larry Lippert, 59, at a home on Bryant Avenue in Berea on Thursday afternoon. Lippert was wanted for violating his parole after serving 25 years in prison for bank robbery and kidnapping charges.  

Lippert refused to surrender and barricaded himself.  He was armed with two butcher knives and a plastic replica of an automatic rifle.  A SWAT team was called to the scene.

While barricaded, Lippert texted his neighbors saying he wanted to make the officers shoot him.  

After a standoff of about 90 minutes, U.S. Marshals were able to convince Lippert to surrender.  

“Great teamwork by the members of the NOVFTF (Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force), the Berea Police Department and Officers from Southwest Enforcement Bureau led to the peaceful surrender of this violent fugitive," said U.S. Marshal Pete Elliot after the arrest of Lippert.


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