CINCINNATI -- A man was taken into custody shortly past midnight Tuesday after a standoff involving SWAT officers and a half-dozen police cruisers at an apartment complex in Oakley, police said.
Nathaniel Jungkunz, 28, was charged with felonious assault after police say he attempted to cause physical harm to Lt. Tim Brown with a 9 mm Glock.
According to Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate, Jungkunz had started making statements that frightened his father earlier Monday evening. At about 11 p.m. Monday, Jungkunz's father called police to the scene, at which point police say Jungkunz fired "several shots," some of them in the direction of officers. His sister was still in the building at that time.
Jungkunz was, however, willing to negotiate with police.
"Officers have had previous contact with this individual, which aided in the successful conclusion -- knowing that he had some issues in the past, so they knew what they were getting into," Neudigate said. "We were just very fortunate that they used good tactics and didn't put themselves in harm's way."
Thanks to these negotiations, Jungkunz's sister was able to leave the building safely around midnight, and police announced his arrest on Twitter around 30 minutes later.
Neudigate said Jungkunz was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a psychological exam.
"Any time there are shots fired, one errant round could injure an officer or injure other citizens. We're very lucky this individual was willing to come out. We have some very skilled negotiators that do an absolutely outstanding job, and this is what we pay them to do," Neudigate said.