UPDATE: Suicide Standoff on Van Buren Avenue

Little is known, but the Cuyahoga Falls police officers have cordoned off the 300 block of Van Buren Avenue.

Updated 4:43 p.m.

Many questions remain, but what's known is that have surrounded a residence on the 300 block of Van Buren Avenue.

It appears a man, who has not yet been identified, is inside a residence talking to the police on a loudspeaker.

The man could be heard saying:

"Either you guys take me or I'll take myself."

"I personally stand up for all fathers. Judges, mayors, prosecutors ... promise us so much ... we are nothing to them."

"We're going to have a shoot off!"

"Only way I'm leaving my house is in a body bag!"

"[Summit County] Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh is a piece of [expletive]!"

Police snipers are stationed across the street.

Officers on scene have not offered any further details, but information culled from police scanners indicates U.S. Marshals came to the man's residence to serve a warrant.

It appears the man's lawyer is on scene now.

Police are still trying to establish contact with the man. The man was heard saying around 4:45 p.m. that his "cell phone was turned back on and he was ready to communicate."

A young woman showed up to the street and screamed at police, "I want to talk to my [expletive] dad" several times.

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Susan Fisher July 11, 2012 at 08:45 PM
The rescue squad and other emergency Fire Dept vehicles are at the little plaza on Oakwood standing by. We could hear them on the loudspeaker. There are many onlookers, it is not safe if a weapon is involved.
Jennifer Hurr July 11, 2012 at 09:01 PM
I am looking at the pic with the police cars in the street and I can see little kids in the background....excuse me but exactly how safe is that if this man is armed.
Rich W. July 11, 2012 at 09:03 PM
Oh jeez i live right there is oakwood shut down?
Heather Robbins Wade July 11, 2012 at 11:59 PM
there were people all around watching. they did close off that block but lots of what i call rubber neckers
Ann Cochrane July 12, 2012 at 01:03 AM
We were on our way to the store and saw all of the police cars and the people.. Still don't know if he got out alive?
Glenn July 12, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Yes, he got out fine. You have to understand this is all over him speaking his mind. So understand he checked with the Akron Police Department before he did anything. He did nothing more then protest against a Judge and this is what happens. Crazy this is his charge! 2921.03 Intimidation. (A) No person, knowingly and by force, by unlawful threat of harm to any person or property, or by filing, recording, or otherwise using a materially false or fraudulent writing with malicious purpose, in bad faith, or in a wanton or reckless manner, shall attempt to influence, intimidate, or hinder a public servant , party official, or witness in the discharge of the person’s duty. (B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of intimidation, a felony of the third degree. (C) A person who violates this section is liable in a civil action to any person harmed by the violation for injury, death, or loss to person or property incurred as a result of the commission of the offense and for reasonable attorney’s fees, court costs, and other expenses incurred as a result of prosecuting the civil action commenced under this division. A civil action under this division is not the exclusive remedy of a person who incurs injury, death, or loss to person or property as a result of a violation of this section. Effective Date: 11-06-1996
Ann Cochrane July 12, 2012 at 01:31 AM
That is really unfair! What has this country come to.. What happened to freedom of speech!
Glenn July 12, 2012 at 02:13 AM
I agree!
Andy. Z July 12, 2012 at 03:02 AM
Go. Blue
Tiffany Runyon July 12, 2012 at 11:33 AM
What Freedom of speech. We dont have one. It just sounds like a good thing
sammy July 13, 2012 at 03:36 AM
and just fyi there were no kids on that street when all of this was happening so not sure what u think u were looking at
Glenn July 16, 2012 at 02:47 AM
Zarle is being railroaded by the system of Summit County! The system is broken and someone needs to look into it. Please pay attention to this case. The Judge was never in fear for life. Was just mad someone stood up for once for their rights. Now he is being tried in the same county that he was threatened by two Deputy Sherriffs two days prior to being arrested for speaking his mind! This is not right and this Judge should be brought to justices for making false claims and using tax payers money to do so. Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment VIII Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted. I would say all of these Amendments have been broken by the Justice System in this case! A judge that is threaten by a megaphone and the freedom of speech all I can say is Wow! Then ensures the bail is set to where no normal person can get out. I don't know to many people with 500,000.00. Hold on its 10% which is 50,000.00 cash only and no bail bonds can be used. You tell me if his rights have not been violated?
Earl Elevant July 16, 2012 at 03:05 AM
I explained it in the other thread. I'm not re-posting here. Check there for your explanation.
SLP July 27, 2012 at 12:27 AM
What I know is what goes around comes around and Brian has done so much bad crap to other people that it makes me smile to see him finally get his!!


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