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Canton Man arrested after holding child hostage

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Wendall Scott Williams (Source: Stark County Jail) Wendall Scott Williams (Source: Stark County Jail)
CANTON, OH (WOIO) -

Canton police have arrested a father, who had a shotgun and refused to let his 9-year-old daughter leave the house.

Wendall Scott Williams, 42, has been charged with inducing panic, domestic violence, aggravated menacing, and obstructing official business.

Police say Williams had a scheduled visit with his daughter, but when her mother came to pick her up, he came out of the house with a shotgun and would not turn the child over, then went back into the house.

The incident happened in the 1300 block of Maryland Ave. SW.

SWAT was called in when Williams refused to come out of the house.

When SWAT went into the home Williams was taken into custody without incident, he has been booked at the Stark County Jail.

Police say the child was not injured and is back with her mother.

The investigation is ongoing and police say more charges may be filed.

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