CINCINNATI, Ohio (FOX19) - A man accused of attempted murder of police officers is in custody following a SWAT standoff Tuesday in Westwood.
Jacob Julick, 27, was arrested after a five hour standoff in the 3100 block of McHenry Avenue involving U.S. Marshals, Cincinnati Police, SWAT and other specialized units, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.
U.S. Marshals reportedly got a tip that Julick was hiding inside an apartment in a triplex on McHenry.
Julick’s mother, Mary, told FOX19 NOW that her son called her and said he was surrounded by police and “didn’t know what to do.”
He was found in the attic of a three-story building, police say.
“He had no regard for public safety or law enforcement safety, so he was a great threat to the public,” Cincinnati Police Lt. Steve Saunders said.
Julick is accused of firing at Lakeside Park police officers on June 6 when he fled from a traffic stop on Dixie Highway in Erlanger, Kentucky.
Negotiators made several attempts to get Julick to surrender but police say he wouldn’t come out, so officers were forced go in. Saunders said for safety reasons, officers had to take their time searching the building.
“[SWAT] went through and methodically searched and they found him, and he surrendered without any incident," he said.
Some of those living in neighboring houses were shaken to see SWAT outside their front doors.
“As soon as I walked out the door, they said, ‘Go back in your house shut your door and go to the back part of your house,’ so I knew something was seriously wrong," said John Masur, who lives across the street from the triplex.
Julick was spotted over the weekend in Campbell County. Officers chased him from downtown Covington but his erratic driving forced them to call off the pursuit in Latonia.
Julick currently faces several charges in Kentucky, including attempted murder.
He waived extradition on Wednesday morning and has been transferred to the Kenton County Detention Center.