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Pa. fugitive arrested on Warren roof

WARREN — A manhunt Friday morning ended with a western Pennsylvania man wanted for attempted murder and kidnapping in custody, after he climbed onto the roof of a North River Road business.

The Northern Ohio Violent Crimes Fugitive Task Force and the Warren Township Police Department led the effort to arrest Omar Moore, 25, who was wanted by the New Castle Police Department for attempted murder, kidnapping, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals Northern District of Ohio.

In June, Moore shot at a victim during an argument at a home before leading police on a high-speed pursuit outside of New Castle, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The pursuit was called off because Moore had three small children in the car, the release said.

Friday morning, Moore fled from officers on foot from an apartment complex in the 2200 block of Peace Avenue NW in Warren. Officers followed Moore to 319 North River Road NW, where he climbed onto the roof of a building occupied by Glunt Industries Inc.

After about 45 minutes, Moore surrendered to law enforcement and was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. He is being held at the Trumbull County jail, pending extradition to Pennsylvania.

U.S. Marshal Brian Fitzgibbon of the Cleveland office said no one was hurt in the incident.

“It ended the way we wanted it — with no injuries,” Fitzgibbon said.

Ohio State Highway Patrol assisted in keeping North River Road closed to traffic while the incident unfolded.

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