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Man surrenders after threatening to blow up home

PORT CLINTON — An Ottawa County man who threatened to blow up his house forced his neighbors to evacuate their homes Tuesday.

Deputies responded at 3:32 a.m. to a call about a suicidal man at the 6700 block of Lakeshore Drive in Erie Township. The man told a dispatcher he intended to commit suicide by causing propane tanks in his home to explode, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff's Office.

The man, whose name officials did not release, left his home peacefully after talking to negotiators. He was taken to Magruder Hospital for assessment. Deputies closed nearby State Rt. 2 for about an hour.

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