WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – Authorities led a suspect from a home in handcuffs after a standoff in a Washington Township neighborhood.

Officers were called to the 10000 block of Cobblebrook Drive on reports of an overdose. Deputies responded with lifesaving measures including Narcan and an AED. When deputies arrived on the scene, the family warned them that the man was in distress and had made his way to the safe with firearms inside. Officers heard a sound they believed was the man preparing the firearms and they dropped a 99, which is a call for an officer in need of assistance.

It was later determined that the man had barricaded himself inside the home and that there was no longer any danger to the surrounding area. At this point, the call for assistance was dropped.

Residents in the surrounding homes were evacuated if they desired or told to shelter in place. Several students from Centerville City Schools were brought back to school in order to avoid the ongoing incident, the school district said. Other students stayed on the bus where their parents could pick them up.

Authorities continued to communicate with the man, and SWAT was called to the scene as backup and to relieve some of the officers.

A hostage negotiator was able to speak to the man until the standoff could be resolved peacefully. Just before 5 pm, video shows the man being led from the home in handcuffs. He will be brought to a local hospital, Sheriff Rob Streck said.

 “Our only priority right now is getting the individual the help he needs,” Streck said. “Once again, we’ve had contact with this individual, we know that he needs help and once again, we need to make sure we have the resources in this county that when we have individuals like this, that we have the right places to take them so that these things don’t keep reoccurring. “

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