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Mt. Healthy SWAT standoff leads to arrest

Posted at 7:57 AM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 08:12:08-04

CINCINNATI — An early morning SWAT standoff in Mt. Healthy finally came to an end after several hours.

According to a press release from Mt. Healthy PD, officers were dispatched for a possible domestic dispute near Trinity Lutheran Church after a caller witnessed a man yelling and throwing a woman to the ground. According to the witness, the woman then took off running down the alley between Perry Street and Hickman Street while the man continued to follow.

Officers then determined the man and woman were inside 7360 Perry St. #H. Police said the man argued with officers through the door and refused to leave the apartment. According to the release, the man let the woman speak to officers briefly from the side window of the apartment before forcibly removing her from view of the officers.

Hamilton County SWAT forced entry into the apartment and took the man into custody.

The woman is safe and uninjured.

The suspect is being charged with domestic violence, unlawful restraint and obstructing official business. He is also being charged with pre-existing warrants for felonious assault, abduction and theft.