COPY-Toledo police searching for armed suspect

TOLEDO, OH (Toledo News Now) – Toledo Police are searching for a suspect who escaped after a hostage situation in north Toledo Wednesday afternoon.

Police believe the man walked into a home in the 1000 block of Bricker Ave. before 2 p.m. Wednesday.  Police received a report of shots fired inside the home.  When they entered the residence a short time later they found a man dead inside. 

Police believe the suspect pistol whipped a woman inside the home, held her hostage for a short time, and then escaped just before police entered the home.  The suspect then stole a car and fled the scene.

The suspect is now at large, and police are in the process of searching for him.  He is considered armed and dangerous.  No description of the suspect or vehicle is available at this time.

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