Geauga County man surrenders after 13-hour overnight standoff

The incident ended without injuries.

CHESTER TOWNSHIP -- A standoff incident ended peacefully Monday night after an armed man remained inside his residence for hours.

According to Chester Township police, officers responded to a welfare check just before 7 p.m. at the 12400 block of Sperry Road. When officers arrived, they attempted to converse with a 47-year-old man, who brandished a weapon in the officers' direction. The man retreated into the house, forcing officers to establish a perimeter.

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A standoff followed for 13 1/2 hours, until the man voluntarily exited the home and surrendered around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. He was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation.

Authorities say no one was injured during the incident.