Suspect arrested following police standoff at Oakley apartments

UPDATE @ 4:50 a.m.

A man has been taken into custody following a standoff early Tuesday involving SWAT officers and a half-dozen police cruisers at an apartment complex in Oakley, police said.

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According to our partners at WCPO, the suspect, whose identity has not been released, made frightening statements earlier in the evening that prompted his father to call police.

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During the standoff, the suspect fired several shots, some of them in the direction of officers.

The suspect’s sister was in the building at the time shots were fired, but was able to leave safely around midnight after negotiations with police.  Police announced the suspect’s arrest on Twitter 30 minutes later.

Police Chief Paul Neudigate said officials were very fortunate that they used good tactics and did not put themselves in harm’s way.

The suspect has been taken to University Hospital for a psychological exam. He could face charges of inducing panic, as well as felonious assault if investigators determine he had deliberately fired shots at police, according to officials.

UPDATE @12:30 a.m. 

Cincinnati police report one person has been taken into custody.


Cincinnati police are working a report of an active shooter in the city's Oakley neighborhood.

About 11:44 p.m., officers were telling Cincinnati media they "don't believe" anyone has been wounded in what is being characterized as a barricade situation.

Cincinnati media are reporting a massive police response converged in the 2700 block of Willard Avenue, across from Rookwood Commons, a shopping center in the city of Norwood.

Officers and the CPD SWAT team were dispatched just before 11:30 p.m. on a report, confirmed by police, that someone was firing at officers.

A woman reportedly is being detained and has been put in a police cruiser.

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