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Mechanic surrenders after 3-hour Mount Washington standoff

Posted: 5:19 AM, Jun 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-20 07:34:46-04

CINCINNATI -- A mechanic surrendered peacefully to SWAT personnel after a three-hour standoff shut down streets around a Mount Washington auto repair shop early Monday morning.

The man went into custody around 2:30 a.m. outside Scotty's Auto Service at 2245 Beechmont Ave. as friends and family watched, some shouting their support and hugging each other, happy that he wasn't hurt. 

Police wouldn't say exactly what caused the standoff. Friends say the man is a great guy involved in the community and employed at the garage where the standoff occurred. 

One of the man's friends, Kristen Bailey, was on the scene and called it horrible.

"It's the worst feeling having someone you love that you can't help," Bailey said. "You're helpless. You're beyond these barriers and you pray to God everything is going to work out like it did today."

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