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Suspect at large after Blue Ash SWAT standoff

Jonathan Key (Provided) Jonathan Key (Provided)
Blue Ash police said they were dispatched to the home at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to assist in the arrest of a man wanted on felony warrants. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Dave Smith) Blue Ash police said they were dispatched to the home at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday to assist in the arrest of a man wanted on felony warrants. (FOX19 NOW Photo/Dave Smith)
(FOX19 NOW Photo/Dave Smith) (FOX19 NOW Photo/Dave Smith)
BLUE ASH, OH (FOX19) -

Police said a SWAT call ended overnight with officers still searching for a suspect wanted on multiple warrants.

SWAT units and police engaged in a standoff with a man inside a home in the 11000 block of Grand Avenue late Tuesday into early Wednesday. It ended about 1 a.m.

Police said they were looking for Jonathan David Key, 26, of Lockland who is wanted on three felony warrants: two drug trafficking charges and one for carrying a concealed weapon. 

He also has seven misdemeanors and traffic warrants, none of which originated with Blue Ash police, said Lt. Steve Schueler.

Officers were dispatched to the home at around 8:45 p.m. Tuesday after receiving information that Key was inside, according to Schueler.

One of the persons who had been in the house was a CCW permit holder. 

Residents were warned to stay away for their own safety.

SWAT was requested and entered the home about 12:10 a.m.,once authorities obtained a search warrant.

A FOX19 NOW photographer heard authorities throw a flash bang grenade to gain entry.

"A thorough search was done, but Key was not located," Schuler wrote FOX19 NOW in an email Wednesday morning. "We have confirmation that he had been in the house, but we are not sure when or how he left. No one else was arrested."

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