SWAT standoff in Green Twp. ends; suspect found miles away

SWAT situation in Green Township comes to an end

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio (FOX19) - A man has been charged in connection with a SWAT situation in Green Township on Tuesday, police say.

Green Township Police got a report of a domestic-related disturbance in the 6300 block of Melissaview Court.

Chief Jim Vetter says officers found out a man had dumped gas throughout the basement of the home and pulled out a lighter.

A family member was able to get the lighter and gas away from the man and get out of the house.

Police were told that the man was still believed to be inside the home.

Officers tried to talk to the man but he did not respond.

A SWAT team was called to try to get him to surrender.

Nearby schools were also put on lockdown in case he got out of the house before police arrived.

People living nearby were also asked to shelter in place because police say the man had access to multiple firearms.

It turns out, he was not in the house and was located on Cleves Warsaw Pike near Hillside Avenue.

Chief Vetter says Christopher Mushrush, 39, was taken into custody without incident.

The shelter in place was lifted around 5:15 p.m.

Mushrush was with attempted aggravated arson and taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center, according to the chief.

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