SIDNEY, Ohio (WDTN) – One person has been brought into custody after a standoff at a Sidney home Friday.
According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the Sidney Police Department was called to a home on Doering Street on Friday. The incident developed into an active situation, and SWAT was called to the scene.
During an afternoon briefing, Captain Bill Shoemaker with the Sidney Police Department said, “Our technical response team was requested to serve a no-knock search warrant this morning. We had drug intel and applied for a search warrant through our drug task force, and it was granted.”
According to Shoemaker, as crews were attempting to breach the door while seizing the search warrant, the suspect barricaded himself in the house and declared that he was armed.
“In this type of situation, everyone is in danger,” Shoemaker said. “We were able to make contact with most of the neighbors early on.”
Three armored vehicles were brought to a standoff outside the home, 2 NEWS crews on the scene reported. One vehicle was owned by the Piqua Police Department. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, Allen County Bomb Squad and TRT were on the scene.
At 1:50 p.m., 2 NEWS crews reported that a man was taken into custody.
Shoemakers said there are charges pending against the suspect and more information is set to be released later today.
Stay with 2 NEWS as this story develops.