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Update: 12:40 p.m. According to a Village of Yellow Springs press release, the situation that led to a police search for a local man this morning began at 9:42 a.m. when police were called to an address in the 600 block of Limestone Street regarding an attempted suicide by 24-year-old Stefan Ritchie, who was believed to be armed. Police were told the man had left the house on foot.

Police immediately contacted the Greene County Sheriff’s Department, who responded with a K-9 unit. The ACE Task Force and an Ohio Department of Natural Resources ranger also responded. Ritchie was found at 11:45 p.m. in a field at the south end of the village.

When apprehended, Ritchie turned over his gun to his father, who had also helped in the search. Officer David Meister secured the weapon, according to Police Chief Anthony Pettiford.

Ritchie was transported to the Greene County Memorial Hospital, and charges are being considered, according to the press release.

Update 11:45 a.m.: According to the Greene County Sheriff’s department, sheriffs and Yellow Springs police have found Stefan Ritchie, the village resident they were searching for following a domestic dispute, who had self-inflicted wounds. Ritchie was located in the South High/East Herman Street neighborhood and taken into custody.

At 11:20 a.m. the Yellow Springs police put out a request to the public to be on the alert for Stefan Ritchie, a 24 year old village resident, who they are trying to locate following a family dispute at his home on Limestone Street. Police were called out to the home on a possible suicide attempt, and he is believed to have self-inflicted injuries.

Ritchie is 6 foot 1 inches tall, and was wearing a black t-shirt and khaki shorts.

Anyone who sees him should call 911 to alert police to his location, but should not approach him, according to Police Chief Anthony Pettiford. It is not known if Ritchie is armed. Police are currently in the South College Street area searching.

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