SWAT team called after man accused of pointing gun

Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.
Lawrence T. Pushor. Photo courtesy of Columbus Police Department.

The Columbus SWAT team was called out last night to the 100 block of North Ross Street on a report of a man pointing a gun at a neighbor.

Police report that they arrested 62 year old Lawrence T. Pushor after a two-hour standoff, which started at about 6:30 p.m.

A neighbor said he was doing construction work at home, when Pushor confronted the man and his fiance with a gun. Pushor than went back into his home.

When police arrived, they could not get Pushor to leave his residence, and called in the SWAT team and crisis negotiators. Pushor eventually surrendered without incident.

He is facing charges of intimidation with a deadly weapon, and possession of a controlled substance, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.