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Recent break-up suspected reason behind 5-hour Northside standoff

Recent break-up suspected reason behind 5-hour Northside standoff (WKRC)

NORTHSIDE, Ohio (WKRC) - A breakup is why people in Northside were told to stay in their homes for hours.

Police say a 21-year-old holed himself up inside the home on Leeper Street and threatened to kill himself.

He and his girlfriend had apparently broken up the day before.

The standoff finally ended peacefully after about five hours.

"SWAT made an entry into the house and used pepper balls to get him to come out of his barricaded location," said Cincinnati Police Captain Paul Broxterman.

No one was hurt.

The man was taken to the hospital for a physical and mental evaluation.

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