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At least 6 dogs affected by suspected poisoning attack on local neighborhood

Regina Fox

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Several dogs are sick and a few have even died in a case being investigated by Columbus Humane as a possible poisoning attack in North Linden.

Gypsy was the registered support animal of Hannah Broadway, reports NBC4i. A Facebook post that Broadway was tagged it revealed Gypsy was discovered in a pool of her own blood, having suffered organ ruptures. She ultimately died from internal bleeding.

Broadway then posted an update of her own, saying she is “still at a loss for words as to what happened.”

Thank you Aeriel Gabriella for making this post. Things have been very hard adjusting to a life without gypsy, she was…

Posted by Hannah Broadway on Sunday, January 12, 2020

But, before Gypsy or any of the other dogs got sick, an anonymous person made threats to another pet owner in the area.

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Broadway’s neighbor Elaine Putnam received a letter in the mail with no return address, threatening to give her dog “a couple rat poison meatballs” if she didn’t get her dog to stop barking.

Putnam believes the person who sent the letter is also the person targeting other local animals.

The Franklin County Animal Care and Control anticipates more dogs in the area to show signs of being possibly poisoned. They advise dog owners to survey the yard before taking them out to use the bathroom.

Samples from the effected dogs are currently being tested to confirm or deny poisoning.

Columbus Humane is asking that anyone with any information come forward.

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Grandview-area shooting leaves 2 in critical condition

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A shooting near Grandview Heights early this morning left two people in critical condition.

Around 12:05am, a report came in about gun shots. Columbus police arrived on the scene to find two individuals with multiple gunshots near the Grandview Carry Out at 1355 Grandview Ave.

The victims were transported to local hospitals and are undergoing emergency surgery, reports 10TV.

Police continue to search for a suspect.

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South Columbus machete robber still on the loose

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A man is on the loose after allegedly attempting to rob two Donatos Pizza employees with a machete in south Columbus on Saturday.

According to 10TV, Columbus police say an unknown male carrying a machete entered the Donatos in the 1000 block of Thurman Avenue around 11:10am.

He approached an employee and demanded money from the register. The employee did not comply despite the suspect threatening to kill him.

The suspect then demanded money from a delivery driver in the parking lot. This employee refused, also.

Police say the suspect fled on foot and was last seen running northbound in the alley and turning westbound between houses around the area of 1267 Oakwood Drive.

The suspect is described as a white male between 20-40 years old, 150 pounds and 5'6". 10TV adds he had a black eye on the right and a shiny area on his face that appeared to be a skin graft.

Anyone with information on this incident or suspect is asked to contact Columbus Police Robbery Unit at (614) 645-4665 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at (614) 461-TIPS.

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Local student brings loaded gun to school

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A Grove City High School student is now in custody for bringing a loaded gun to school.

Administrators at South-Western City School District were tipped off by another student, who claimed a student had brought a gun to school in a backpack, reports This Week News.

“The principal told the school-resource officer, who is a member of the Grove City Police Department, about the report and the gun was recovered without incident,” Sandy Nekoloff, executive director of communications with the South-Western City School District said, per This Week News. “The gun was loaded when it was found.”

No one was hurt in the incident, and the district is not aware of any threats made before the gun was confiscated. Investigators have no reason to believe Grove City High School students or staff members are in any sort of danger.

The suspect has been taken into custody and will be released to Franklin County Juvenile Detention. Felony charges pending.

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