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Police: Man drives truck onto steps of City Hall to meet with Mayor

William Jackson (Photo: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) William Jackson (Photo: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Police responded to the 800 block of Plum Street at approximately 10 a.m. to investigate a vehicle driven into the front entrance of City Hall (Photo provided) Police responded to the 800 block of Plum Street at approximately 10 a.m. to investigate a vehicle driven into the front entrance of City Hall (Photo provided)
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Police arrested a driver after he drove his vehicle onto the steps of City Hall Thursday.

Police responded to the 800 block of Plum Street at approximately 10 a.m. to investigate a vehicle driven into the front entrance of City Hall.

Officials say William Jackson, 37, of Bellevue, Ky, drove his white Ford F150 truck over the curb and onto the lower steps to the entrance of City Hall. 

According to a release, Jackson is a past owner of a small business and believed that the city was not providing assistance to small businesses. 

Jackson drove his vehicle onto the steps of City Hall for the purpose of meeting with the Mayor and seeking assistance for his business.

He was charged with inducing panic and entered a written not guilty plea on Friday.

No one was injured in the incident. 

Officials say that City Hall was not evacuated or damaged.

The Mayor's Spokesman, Kevin Osborne released a statement saying: 

“Thursday's incident at City Hall was troubling, but it was quickly and professionally dealt with by the Cincinnati Police Department. Members of the Mayor's Office met with Mr. Jackson a day earlier and were working to resolve his issue. Unfortunately, for whatever reason, he did not wait for the proper process. We're just glad that neither Mr. Jackson, the officers or anyone at City Hall were hurt.” 

Osborne says that two of the Mayor's staffers dealt with Jackson for about 20 minutes. They got information about his complaint and forwarded the information to the correct person in the city's Planning and Buildings Department.

According to Osborne, one of the two staffers got an email from Jackson saying, "Thank you for taking the time to listen to me."

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