Mt. Healthy officer named suspect in Blue Ash SWAT standoff

Updated: Jun. 21, 2019 at 12:16 PM EDT
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CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - The man who voluntarily surrendered after an hours-long SWAT standoff was identified as a Mt. Healthy patrol officer, City Manager Bill Kocher said.

Jordan Ribariu, 28, barricaded himself in the apartment in the 4800 block of Hunt Road, police said.

Lt. Roger Pohlman said they responded to the scene when a woman said she had a protection order against an ex-boyfriend that he had violated. He refused to come out when they went to serve a warrant for violating the order. Kocher said that Ribariu didn’t have his Mt. Healthy service weapon with him at the time of the standoff.

Residents on the floor of the apartment were evacuated.

Ribariu was charged with violation of a protection order and inducing panic. He is due in court June 22 at 9 a.m.

He has been with the department for five years and at one time was named Officer of the Year. Police say Ribariu’s police powers had been taken away Wednesday because of an issue with the restraining order.

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Posted by MtHealthy PD on Friday, June 21, 2019

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