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Swat situation at Clifton hotel ends in arrest

Morgan Bishop
Morgan Bishop(FOX19 NOW)
Published: Oct. 4, 2021 at 7:37 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 4, 2021 at 7:42 AM EDT
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CINCINNATI (WXIX) - An East Price Hill man is under arrest after a SWAT standoff at a Clifton hotel Sunday night, according to Green Township police.

Morgan Bishop, 36, was wanted on a charge of receiving stolen property related to a stolen sport utility vehicle, a black 2021 Nissan Rogue, in Green Township, police said.

Bishop and a female subject approached a resident on Sidney Road saying the pair needed help, according to police.

The victim allowed Bishop and the other subject into his house to use the phone, after which Bishop assaulted the victim, causing serious injuries, police say.

Bishop then allegedly took the victim’s keys and fled in his vehicle.

Green Township detectives signed a warrant on multiple felony charges for Bishop’s arrest.

Bishop was found shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday at Rest Inn on Central Parkway, according to Cincinnati police, who say he barricaded himself inside a room and refused to come out.

A SWAT team responded, and the man was eventually taken into custody without further incident.

Bishop was booked into the Hamilton County Justice Center at 1:12 a.m. Monday.

So far, all he has been charged with is receiving stolen property, according to Green Township police.

The incident remains under investigation.

A woman who was with Bishop at the hotel was taken into custody, questioned and released, police said.

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