Westwood SWAT standoff ends with 1 to hospital

Westwood SWAT standoff ends with 1 to hospital

WESTWOOD (FOX19) - A SWAT standoff in Westwood has ended after more than six hours with one person going to a hospital, Cincinnati police said Tuesday morning.

Details on the person’s condition and identity were not immediately released. He or she was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

Glenway Avenue, Werk Road, Locust Lane and Jadaro Court were all closed for hours overnight, but they have since reopened.

Police remain on scene investigating.

The situation began about midnight. Cincinnati police responded to the 3000 block of Jadaro Court near the Western Hills Plaza.

A 911 caller reported hearing shots coming from an apartment with a victim inside, according to initial emergency communication reports. When police went to investigate, there were reports of shots being fired in the direction of officers.

A Cincinnati police spokesman confirmed District 3 officers were investigating shots fired on Jadaro Court.

Our crews heard multiple gunshots overnight and loud booms.

“NO shots have been fired by police,” Lt. Steve Saunders wrote in a media update about 12:50 a.m.

A resident who lives nearby, Adam Taylor, told FOX19 NOW early Tuesday he heard multiple gunshots and then what sounded like a loud explosion.

He went out to talk to police, who were blocking the end of his street, and they told him to please go back inside for his own safety.

“Not much to see. We heard police sirens and then shots fired by the end of the street. Glenway and Werk intersection is blocked off and surrounding areas,” he wrote in a Facebook post with a video about 1 a.m.

Then, about 2:30 a.m., he wrote: “Update: More gunshots STILL over an hour later and SWAT is there. I found out that shots were fired inside an apartment on the street Jadaro Ct to start everything off then police showed up. About 15 minutes ago we heard what sounded like a bomb went off. I think it’s a standoff right now.”

Not much to see. We heard police sirens and then shots fired by the end of the street. Glenway and Werk intersection is blocked off and surrounding areas. Update: More gunshots STILL over an hour later and SWAT is there. I found out that shots were fired inside an apartment on the street Jadaro Ct to start everything off then police showed up. About 15 minutes ago we heard what sounded like a bomb or a grenade went off. I think it's a standoff right now.

Posted by Adam M Taylor on Monday, February 10, 2020

Shortly before 4 a.m., Taylor told us he heard police on a loudspeaker calling out “it’s over and to come out with his hands up.”

He said he also heard more shots fired.

He shared the video below with us, but we waited until the standoff was over to include it in our coverage because it showed the general area of the standoff that was blocked off from the public.

Police on their bullhorn telling the suspect it's over and to come out with his hands up. This happened right after we heard more shots.

Posted by Adam M Taylor on Tuesday, February 11, 2020

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