West Chester standoff ends peacefully

WEST CHESTER, OH (FOX19) - A man is in police custody after a SWAT standoff in West Chester overnight.

Police were alerted by the man's friends in Lincoln Heights shortly before 11 p.m., saying he had been depressed and may be suicidal. Officers found him at his girlfriend's apartment and evacuated several units when they found out he might have a gun.

SWAT was called in and the man surrendered peacefully a few hours later.

No charges have been filed, but officers tell us they have filed an inducing panic complaint.

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