CLEVELAND – A Cleveland man is behind bars following a three-hour standoff with police Wednesday night.

Cleveland police tell NewsChannel5 the SWAT situation began around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, when the man barricaded himself inside his home along the 12900 block of Gay Avenue near East 131st Street.

When officers determined the man was armed with a shotgun, a SWAT team was activated.

After several hours of negotiations, the man surrendered to police without incident.

Officers have arrested the man.

Police are not yet releasing the man’s identity.

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