Suspect in custody from reported standoff situation

(Photo: Mike Ullery/Piqua Daily Call)

PIQUA, Ohio (WDTN) – A suspect is in custody after police received reports of a possible standoff in Piqua.

This information comes from our partners at the Daily Piqua Call.

According to a press release from the Piqua Police Department, 43-year-old  Lenvil C. Persinger reportedly broke through a neighbor’s apartment with nun chucks as two occupants were engaged in an argument.

The Piqua Police Department heard reports of the situation Monday morning in the 1000 block of Park Avenue and went to the scene where they say there is no immediate danger to the public.

The Piqua-Sidney Tactical Response Team obtained a search warrant for the apartment of the suspect and the incident was contained in the apartment.

The press release also stated Persinger had shown a firearm to a police officer during another incident in October 2017.

(Photo: Mike Ullery/Piqua Daily Call)

Persinger is currently in the Miami County Jail and he is facing several charges including Felonious Assault and Criminal Damage, Aggravated Burglary and Obstructing Official Business.

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