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Police: Gunman fired at teens, barricaded inside home

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Buddy Struckman (Photo: Hamilton County Justice Center) Buddy Struckman (Photo: Hamilton County Justice Center)
LOCKLAND, OH (FOX19) -

A man is accused of shooting at two teenagers who were trying to escape from a pit bull by jumping into his pickup truck, sparking a SWAT standoff that lasted several hours Monday.

Buddy Struckman, 35, is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail. He is scheduled to face a judge Tuesday on charges of aggravated menacing and inducing panic.

He was taken into custody Monday afternoon after refusing to come out of a home in the 600 block of Maple Street, said Lt. Terry Wilkerson, Lockland police spokesman.

A pit bull chase two teenage boys down Maple Street near Locust Street about 9 a.m. To escape the animal, they hopped into a parked pickup truck.

Struckman saw the teens from a nearby house and started shooting as they hid in the truck bed, Wilkerson said.

"The homeowner at 622 Maple felt maybe he was trying to commit some sort of theft offense or something with the pickup. He fired a round at him," Wilkerson said.

No one was hurt.

According to court documents, he was on the second floor balcony saying "you must be the kids that broke my window out with a brick," while firing shots and retreating back inside. 

When police responded, he barricaded himself inside and refused to come out.

It was not the first time police have encountered Struckman.

"We've had a few details down there for problems with him and the church next door," said Lockland Police Chief James Toles.

Struckman's had issues with the parking situation in the neighborhood during Sunday services at a nearby church.

"It's been an ongoing thing for the last couple months with him," Toles said.

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