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Accused rapist arrested during swat situation on Cleveland's east side

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East 55th and White, Cleveland East 55th and White, Cleveland
Melvin Allen (Source: U.S. Marshals) Melvin Allen (Source: U.S. Marshals)
CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) -

Federal Marshals arrested a fugitive Thursday afternoon after a situation called for a SWAT team.

Marshals say Melvin Allen barricaded himself inside the attic of a home at 5608 E. 55th street.

SWAT and Fire and Cleveland Police were called to assist the fugitive unit who were serving warrants.

Allen was wanted by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force for burglary and rape. 

The 29-year old was arrested without incident.

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