Possible hostage situation closes part of state Route 59 in Stow

A portion of state Route 59/West Main Street is currently closed as police investigate a possible hostage situation.

The road is blocked off from the area in front of the Bistro on Main in Kent into Stow.

Capt. Michelle Lee of the Kent Police Department said there is a “barricaded subject,” but she did not know anything else because the incident happened outside Kent’s jurisdiction.

The Stow Police Department is on the scene and the Kent police are assisting with the barricade. An officer at the scene had no comment at this time.

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