Galion police and officials from the Cleveland branch of the FBI aren’t immediately commenting on a police stop mid-day Wednesday in front of Circle K in Galion where one was reportedly was taken into custody.

Both agencies were involved in the stop.

Galion Police Chief Brian Saterfield declined comment Wednesday, saying it wasn’t the city’s case.

Special Agent Vicki D. Anderson of the Cleveland FBI said no information was immediately available, but promised to release information as soon as they can.

The police stop caught the attention of those nearby.

“I was coming down the overpass and I seen three police cars surround a car,” said Rolana L. Smith of Lexington, who submitted a photo from the stop. “I went through the intersection and pulled over and rolled my windows down and turned of the radio and grabbed my phone. I could hear the officers yelling for people to get out of the car and they had their weapons drawn yelling at the driver to get out.

“I seen about three cops with their guns and surrounding the car from the back of the car and yelling to get out and this must have went on for a minute or so then the guy opened the driver door with his hands up and and he put his hands behind his head and got on his knees.”

The Inquirer will continue to update the story as more details become available.

By Chris Pugh

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