Homes evacuated, SR 2 shut down in Ottawa County overnight

OTTAWA COUNTY, Ohio (WTVG) - Residents were evacuated from their homes overnight along SR 2 in Ottawa County after a man threatened to blow up propane tanks.

It happened on the 6700 block of Lake Shore Drive/SR 2.

Deputies with the Sheriff's office tell 13abc that the call came in around 3:30 AM from a man stating that he wanted to commit suicide by blowing up propane tanks at his home.

Emergency crews evacuated people in the area and started negotiations with the man.

The man eventually agreed to come out of the house peacefully. Deputies say he was taken to Magruder Hospital for medical and psychological treatment.

SR 2 was closed in both directions between Camp Perry Western and Carroll Erie Roads for more than an hour during the incident.

Oak Harbor PD, Ohio State Highway Patrol, Erie Twp. Fire and EMS and ODOT assisted at the scene.