SWAT standoff ends in arrest after woman barricades herself in OTR apartment, police say

Published: Jun. 20, 2022 at 9:47 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 21, 2022 at 4:47 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A SWAT standoff in Over-the-Rhine Monday night ended with the barricaded suspect under arrest, according to Cincinnati police.

Jennifer Giles, 36, is held on a felonious assault charge at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

She was booked in at about 9:40 p.m. Monday and is scheduled to make her first court appearance in the case at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

Cincinnati police say Giles threatened to kill her male neighbor while holding a large kitchen knife in the 1300 block of Main Street at about 5:50 p.m., court records show.

Lt. Timothy Lanter tells FOX19 NOW it was a butcher knife.

The woman in her 30s “took a swing at her neighbor” but did not make contact,” Lt. Lanter said.

She then barricaded herself within her apartment and refused to come out.

A SWAT team responded, eventually entered the apartment and took the woman into custody without further incident, according to Lt. Lanter.

The motive remains under investigation.

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