SWAT team called in after Aspen Lane dispute

The Columbus SWAT team was called out Tuesday afternoon after a man with a gun allegedly got into a fight with a family member on Aspen Lane. But the man ultimately got away before police secured the area.

The incident started at about 2:30 p.m. in the 1000 block of Aspen Lane, when the family member escaped the home and called police, saying that the suspect was still inside. Both the SWAT team and negotiators were called to the scene.

After a tense few hours, police reached the suspect by phone and confirmed that he was no longer in the house and had left before officers arrived.

Lt. Matt Harris, spokesman for the police department, says that there are no criminal charges pending against the man and the incident remains under investigation.