Police at scene of hostage situation in north Toledo

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Toledo Police are at the scene of a hostage situation in the city's north end.

Police believe a man with a gun walked into a home in the 1000 block of Bricker Ave. before 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Officials believe the gunman shot a man who lived in the home, then pistol whipped a woman inside the home.  The woman is believed to be the shot man's girlfriend.

The suspect is now holding the female victim hostage.  The condition of the man who was shot is unknown.

The 1000 block of Bricker Ave. is closed and residents are asked to avoid the area.

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