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Gunman in SWAT standoff charged with firing multiple shots at police

Nathaniel Jungkunz (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) Nathaniel Jungkunz (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
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Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate talks with reporters at the SWAT scene. (FOX19 NOW/Doug Baines) Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate talks with reporters at the SWAT scene. (FOX19 NOW/Doug Baines)
OAKLEY, OH (FOX19) -

A SWAT standoff with a barricaded suspect who fired gunshots in the direction of officers near Rookwood Pavilion ended peacefully overnight with the suspect in custody, Cincinnati police said.

The suspect surrendered about midnight at an apartment in the 2700 block of Willard Avenue, Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate told reporters at the scene.

"We're just very lucky, and we're lucky that this individual was willing to come out, and we have some very skilled negotiators that do an absolute outstanding job and and this is what we pay them to do," Neudigate said.

The suspect was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center for a psychiatric evaluation, Neudigate said. 

Nathaniel Jungkunz, 28, was released from the hospital and booked into the jail by 5:45 a.m. Tuesday, jail records show.

He is held on one count of felonious assault and will face a judge Wednesday.

His arrest slip states he "fired multiple shots at uniformed police officers with a handgun."

Officers first responded to the 12-unit apartment complex on Willard Avenue just before 11 p.m.

They received a report of a suicidal subject from the suspect’s father, Neudigate said.

The man’s sister was in the apartment at the time and was able to leave of her own free will when officers arrived.

The suspect refused to leave the building and fired several shots from a handgun out the window or door, according to Neudigate.

Some went in the direction of officers, he said.

No injuries were reported.

SWAT negotiators responded and were able to get the man on the phone and coax him into surrendering, Neudiate said.

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