DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) — Dayton Police have two people in custody after a standoff at a vacant home on Miami Chapel Road after someone barricaded themselves inside with a handgun, according to Dayton Police Lt. David Matthews.
Authorities say officers responded to a reported domestic dispute just before 1 a.m. Tuesday. By the time police arrived, a male suspect and a woman fled to a nearby vacant home on Miami Chapel Road, between Campbell and Cincinnati Streets where he barricaded them inside.
Neighbors say they heard gunshots and screaming Monday.
“But when I realized what house it was I was like, oh whatever same story. Used to it,” says neighbor Felicia, who didn’t want to give her last name.
Due to the suspect possessing a gun, SWAT was called at around 2:45 a.m.
“Police everywhere. You know, SWAT, and they had guns drawn. And like I said, I didn’t know what was going on. Kind of surprised it was an abandoned house,” describes Sam Oglesby who lives in the area.
Neighbors were told to shelter in place.
“I just went back in the house and waited it out,” says Oglesby.
Hours later, when the SWAT team deployed tear gas into the home, the male suspect ran out and was taken into custody. SWAT then searched the home where they found the woman, who was taken into custody on an unrelated warrant.
The standoff ended at around 7 a.m.
Neighbors say there have been problems at the house before.
“We talked with the owner. We talked with the city. We have done everything, We even tried to work things out with them,” states Felicia. “We’re just tired of it. Really tired of it. It’s sad.”
Both the male suspect and the woman were taken to a hospital for injuries sustained before the standoff and tear gas exposure. The man is facing charges of assault and aggravated menacing while the woman was taken in on an unrelated warrant.
Detectives were called to the scene to further investigate.