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Columbus Police Make 20 Felony Arrests, Seize 17 Guns In Sweep Of Linden

Columbus Police vehicles outside the division headquarters.
David Holm

Columbus police said they arrested 20 felony suspects and seized 17 stolen guns as part of a sweep in Linden this week.

During what's known as "Operation Unity," officers also recovered four stolen vehicles and seized a variety of narcotics and over $15,000 in cash. Two missing children were also found and brought to safety.

"The goal of this operation was to remove violent felons, firearms, and narcotics from the streets of the Linden neighborhood and surrounding communities," the Columbus Division of Police said in a Facebook post.

This is the third "Operation Unity" following similar enforcement drives in Franklinton and the Hilltop, as well as the city's east side.

Matthew Rand is the Morning Edition host for 89.7 NPR News. Rand served as an interim producer during the pandemic for WOSU’s All Sides daily talk show.