JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WDTN) – One person is in custody after a standoff in Jefferson Township that lasted more than six hours.
Police are still at a house in the 7100 block of Germantown Pike. Deputies have the house surrounded. Law enforcement has closed OH-4 and Farmersville West Carrollton Road.
Montgomery County Sheriff Rob Streck told 2 NEWS one man was taken into custody just before 5 pm Monday after he refused to come out of the home. The standoff began around 10:30 am Monday. Streck said K9s, hostage negotiators and tear gas were all used in an effort to get the man to come out of the home. Streck did not identify the man in custody.
Earlier reports said there may have been a hostage involved but the Montgomery County Sheriff later confirmed that it was not a hostage situation, however, they believed the suspect has barricaded himself inside the home. The individual has not responded to any attempts at contact.
The SWAT team was also been called to the scene.
This is a developing story. 2NEWS and WDTN.com are working to learn more and will keep you updated when additional information is available.