PD: Man in SWAT standoff had loaded gun

Posted at 10:02 PM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-30 11:01:24-05

CINCINNATI -- A man who police say threatened to shoot them during a SWAT standoff in East Price Hill Friday night is now in custody, facing gun charges and violating his probation.

Roberto "Bobby" Jordan, 42, was involved in a standoff with police on Purcell Avenue, Capt. Russ Neville said.

Jordan was suspected of firing into a woman's home on Considine Avenue, about a block away, Neville said. The woman was not injured.

When officers arrived on Purcell Avenue, Neville said, Jordan threatened to shoot police as they walked up to his door and made gestures suggesting he was armed. Court documents say Neville told officers he would "take out his gun and shoot them in the face."

"Once the threat was made and the officers felt they had positions of cover, they did exactly what they're supposed to do -- they maintained those positions of cover, made a notification for the SWAT team to come out with a negotiator. We train for incidents like this, and the SWAT team and the negotiator followed perfect protocol," Neville said.

Jordan left his home peacefully, Neville said, but officers remained at the scene Friday night. They later found a loaded Rossi handgun in Jordan's home, a violation of his probation following a robbery conviction.

Jordan pleaded not guilty to charges in Hamilton County Court on Saturday. He's being held on a $65,000 bond; his grand jury trial is set for Feb. 8.

Correction: An earlier version of this report indicated the standoff occurred on Considine Avenue; WCPO regrets this error.