It all started at 1 a.m. when authorities in London, Ohio, pulled over a car for having no rear lights or obvious registration. According to the highway patrol, they allegedly drove north on US 42 from London to a truck stop and fled on foot as the officer approached.
A man dropped to the ground while brandishing a weapon as the cop tried to use a Taser on him.
The criminal made his way to a semi-tractor (with no trailer), which had a person inside. They hijacked the truck and made a getaway. The suspect reportedly hit a London police vehicle as he left the truck stop, but fortunately, no policemen were hurt in the incident.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, and the London police responded to the site and gave chase. It was in Montgomery County, just off Interstate 70 on the Dayton International Airport spur route, when the pursuit finally stopped.
While police and the suspect were negotiating, traffic was stopped. The Special Response Team (SRT) from the Ohio State Highway Patrol arrived at the scene of the ongoing hostage crisis at 3:23 a.m. to assist. A special reaction team attempted to free the captive around 7:30 a.m. by approaching the truck.
According to the latest report from the highway patrol, officers were shot at as they arrived. After being fired at, troopers fired back, hitting both the man and female suspects.
The frightened captive was coaxed out of the vehicle and taken to safety. Troopers approached the truck again to arrest the man and woman inside. Both suspects were taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton with critical injuries. No policemen were hurt during the incident.
The woman was confirmed dead at the hospital, according to a report released by officials at 9:20 a.m.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol released what they believed to be the last update at 12:30 local time, stating that the male suspect had likewise been declared dead at Miami Valley Hospital and referring any additional inquiries to the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation.