SWAT team called after man with knife breaks into home

Tyrrice L. Degraffenreid

A three-hour SWAT team standoff involving children trapped in a Columbus home ended with no injuries this morning.

Columbus police are reporting that the incident started at about 5 a.m. when a man with a knife broke into a home in the 1000 block of Iowa Street. The suspect, 35 year old Tyrrice L. Degraffenreid of Columbus, is the father of two of the children in the home but has a temporary protective order against him.

Four children escaped the house but three were trapped inside with the suspect.

Columbus police tried to communicate with the suspect, but after they couldn’t get him to respond, the SWAT Team entered the home and escorted the remaining three children to safety. Degraffenreid was found hiding in a bedroom by a Columbus Police dog.

He is facing charges of residential entry and violation of a protective order.