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Taylor Mill standoff ends, SWAT called off after dispatch receives confusing call

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TAYLOR MILL, Ky. -- A standoff was held Monday night in Taylor Mill after dispatchers received a confusing call.

The call came in at about 8 p.m., and reported a home invasion on Janet Drive. Kenton County Regional SWAT crews arrived minutes later, and thought they had a standoff on their hands. The caller said someone had broken into his home and held him at gunpoint. He was able to get away, and call 911 from a neighbor's house.

He may suffer from dementia.

Police cruisers have the road blocked off leading up to the 700 block of Janet Drive Monday night. Authorities thought a man had barricaded himself alone in the house, refusing to come out.

However, his son cleared things up at the scene shortly after 11 p.m. He explained his father's case. Authorities searched the home, found no danger and issued the all clear.

While safety precautions were carried out, residents were advised to stay inside during the standoff. Reverse 911 calls were used to alert neighbors, City Manager Jill Bailey said.

Janet Drive resident Jeff Trimpe returned home from a basketball game Monday night, but was shocked to find police cruisers were parked in his way.

"It's pretty much an elderly upper generation of people that live here," he said. "We are probably some of the youngest, never any problems. Surprising, yes, very surprising.

The elderly man was taken to the hospital to make sure he is okay.

More information to follow as updates become available.

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