PARMA -- A 21-year-old Parma man has been taken into custody after a standoff at an apartment building ended.
Another tenant living inside the building on State Road called police around 5:30 a.m. after a man living on the third-floor began breaking out apartment windows and yelling.
Police arrived to find the man at his windows. He indicated to police he was armed with a machine pistol and ordered officers to put their hands up.
The man refused to surrender and police crisis negotiators were called to the scene. After several hours, the man stopped speaking with police and there appeared to be no activity inside the apartment. SWAT team members then entered the apartment.
The man, who was inside the apartment alone, fled to another area of the apartment. Police say he resisted efforts to take him into custody and a Taser was used.
No weapons were found inside the apartment.
The man has been taken to the hospital to treatment of self-inflicted injuries. The incident remains under investigation.
The incident forced a closure of part of State Road and led to evacuations for tenants in the building and surrounding complexes. The road has since reopened and the tenants are back home.