Kids rescued, father dies after he reportedly sets off fireworks in home

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WJW) — Investigators in Stark County say two youthful girls escaped from their burning house early Saturday morning, following their father utilized fireworks to established fire to the home all through a tense standoff with law enforcement. 

Uniontown Police were referred to as to a triplex in Lake Township at 1:29 a.m., following a person identified as 45-12 months-outdated Jason Tyo grew to become associated in a heated domestic dispute with his girlfriend.

The girlfriend and her a few little ones fled the residence, but police were anxious that Tyo was inside with his 7 and 8-yr-previous daughters. Law enforcement ended up capable to communicate to Tyo and had been alarmed by what he reported.

Uniontown Police Lt. Nathan Weidman informed FOX 8, “threats to the officers, threats to himself, threats to the residence with explosives, so my purpose at that stage was to get the two young children out.”

Police identified that Jason Tyo experienced a substantial selection of fireworks inside of the house, and law enforcement had been horrified when he started taking pictures off the fireworks the two inside the property and exterior, in which police were being positioned. The home swiftly turned engulfed in flames.

“Seeing that, seeing the smoke appear out, it kind of turned from hoping to make an arrest to trying to rescue most people inside,” said Lt. Weidman.

As police had been preparing to enter the burning household, Tyo’s 7-calendar year-outdated daughter crawled as a result of the smoke and threw herself out the front doorway into the waiting around arms of officers. Her 8-year-old sister dropped out of a bed room window on to a deck at the rear of the dwelling, and then securely jumped down to floor stage.

Picture courtesy Uniontown law enforcement

“I’m however in awe of the strength of those two young very little girls to get out of there,’ said Lt. Weidman.

Regrettably, their father refused to leave the burning home and continued to pose a menace to law enforcement. Following the fire was extinguished, Tyo was located useless within a person of the children’s bedrooms.

“Our aim was to influence an arrest, but it unquestionably wasn’t for him to get injured or killed,” said Lt. Weidman.

It turns out that people in the bordering community experienced been terrorized in recent months by anyone who experienced been shooting off fireworks in the center of the night time, and police gained up to 30 complaints.

Previous 7 days, investigators identified Tyo as the individual who was responsible. Tyo was arrested Wednesday and booked into the Stark County Jail on charges of inducing stress, fireworks violations, and possessing weapons less than incapacity.

He was produced from jail on a $25,000 bond Friday, and then hrs afterwards set into movement the functions that led to the fire and his demise.

“I cannot converse for him, you know we sit there and appear at it as I would hope that just about every father would by no means want to see this stuff come about to their young children, so what was going via his head, I’m not specifically confident,” said Lt. Weidman.

We are explained to that his two daughters are physically all right, and are now in the treatment of relatives.

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