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Man arrested in Fostoria following hours-long standoff with police

Eric Sorrell, 37, was charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business. Police say he barricaded himself inside the victim's home.

FOSTORIA, Ohio — One man was arrested early Wednesday morning following an hours-long standoff with Fostoria police that began Tuesday night.

Multiple 911 calls were made just after 9 p.m. regarding a man violating a civil protection order. Officers responded to the 600 block of Columbus Avenue in Fostoria and were told 37-year-old Eric Sorrell entered the residence through a bathroom window in an attempt to get to the victim inside.

Police say there is a history of domestic violence between the two.

After officers escorted the victim to a safe location, it was determined Sorrell was barricaded inside a bedroom.

According to a news release, efforts to convince the suspect to exit the home were unsuccessful and he made threats to stab officers and set the home on fire if they entered.

After hours of negotiating, Sorrell finally exited the home and was arrested without further incident. He was treated immediately by paramedics after police say he ingested prescription medication while inside. 

He was taken to the hospital and released Wednesday morning, then transported to Seneca County Jail. Sorrell was charged with domestic violence and obstructing official business.