standoff lasting more than five hours at the Compton Grove apartment complex at
Compton Road and Clovernook Avenue in Mount Healthy ended peacefully Monday
A Mount Healthy police official told FOX19 that the suspect is in
his mid 50s and is a Vietnam veteran. Police say they first received calls just
after 10:45 a.m.
"It started around 10:46 this morning as a person attempting
suicide," explains Officer Mark Waldeck. "Officers responded to the scene and
the subject was yelling and making statements that he was armed."
Police say that the suspect also claimed he had a hostage.
Authorities say he threatened to kill the hostage and shoot at police. Nearby
residents were evacuated and the Hamilton County Police Association SWAT team
SWAT teams arrived on the scene, authorities say they were unsure whether the suspect
was armed or if a hostage was actually involved.
say chemical agents were fired into the building and SWAT teams were able to
pull the suspect out of the building. The standoff came to an end just after 4
one was injured in the incident. Police say that a hostage was not involved.
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