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I-70 Reopens Near Downtown Columbus, Armed Suspect Arrested

SWAT officer

Columbus Police reopened I-70 after apprehending a man with a gun who fled into a building facing the freeway Tuesday afternoon.

According to Columbus Police's Rich Weiner, the suspect was wanted for aggravated assault. Because cars would have been in the line of fire of the SWAT barricade, police closed I-70 in all directions at Livingston Avenue.

Police then cleared the building before reopening the highways.

This article will be updated with more information as the story develops.

Gabe Rosenberg joined WOSU in October 2016. As digital news editor, Gabe reports breaking news and edits all content for the WOSU website, as well as manages the station's social media accounts.