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Published: Friday, 9/20/2013 - Updated: 2 years ago

2 arrested following standoff

Toledo teen, Chicago man accused in burglary


A Toledo teen and a Chicago man were arrested Thursday after a brief standoff on the city's east side.

The teen, who has not been identified, was taken to the Juvenile Justice Center to be held pending a court appearance.

Luke Short, 26, of Chicago is charged with aggravated burglary and was being held in the Lucas County jail pending arraignment today in Toledo Municipal Court.

Police were called to the 200 block of Plymouth Street in East Toledo at 9:18 a.m. Thursday for a reported burglary.

William Pratt told police he was chasing two suspects he had seen run out of the back door of his home. Mr. Pratt chased the suspects through an alley —one of the suspects allegedly telling another to shoot Mr. Pratt — and to 653½ Oswald St.

Mr. Pratt caught up to the suspects and demanded his property back, only to have the suspects run into the duplex, which is where the 17 year old lives.

Police set up a perimeter around the house and, after speaking to Sgt. Kevin Braun, a negotiator, the suspects surrendered.

Garfield Elementary School and Waite High School were temporarily placed on lockdown during the stand off.

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