SWAT standoff ends with suspect in custody

SWAT standoff ends with suspect in custody
A SWAT situation unfolded on Lakewood Court in Fairfield Township early Thursday. (Photo: FOX19 NOW/Brittany Harry)

FAIRIFIELD TWP., OH (FOX19) - A gunman is in custody after barricading himself inside a Butler County home, causing a SWAT standoff for several hours overnight.

The suspect was reported under arrest by 5:15 a.m. Thursday in the 3500 block of Lakewood Court in a subdivision near Bridgewater Falls shopping center off Ohio Bypass 4 and Princeton Road.

The incident began just after 12:30 a.m.

Fairfield Township police received multiple reports of shots fired from the home, dispatchers said.

It was not immediately clear if the shots were fired inside or outside, they said.

Officers responded and talked with a woman who came out of home and reported a domestic dispute with her husband, dispatchers said. She was not injured.

The man was believed to be alone in the home and did not fire additional shots once police arrived, dispatchers said.

The SWAT team is a regional one made up of police from Oxford, Trenton and Fairfield Township as well as deputies from the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.

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