Man in custody after active shooter situation near Cincinnati

SWAT standoff on Willard Ave. in Cincinnati/WLWT

OAKLEYI, Ohio (WDTN) — A man is in custody after an active shooter situation in Oakley just outside Cincinnati.

A large law enforcement presence near a standoff scene on Willard Ave. in Cincinnati/WLWT

Police say the man barricaded himself inside an apartment on Willard Avenue near Rookwood Commons.

Authorities say the man’s father called police to report his son suicidal.

When police arrived, the man fired several shots both in and out of the apartment. Some of those shots were close to Cincinnati police officers.

None of the officers were hurt.

SWAT teams were called to the scene and negotiated with the man to surrender. The man came out after about an hour and a half.

Police say the suspect was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a psychological evaluation. He is expected to face an inducing panic charge.

Authorities say the man could also face felonious assault charges for shots fired near police officers.

Police say the man’s sister was inside the apartment for part of the situation. She was able to escape unharmed. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s