When as many as 15 police vehicles first arrived, the man identified as Jonathan Dunham made threats toward the woman and also threatened to commit suicide by cop.
Dayton Police SWAT and a police Hostage Negotiation Team were sent to a home on Larch Tree Court on Friday to deal with a standoff. (Jim Noelker/Staff)
SWAT and a police Hostage Negotiation Team were called just before 5 p.m. Neighborhood residents were told to shelter in place for their own safety. Police closed Saddleridge Circle and Berrywood Drive to traffic as the standoff wore on.
The woman was never detained against her will at any point, the major said, and police are still investigating to determine whether the man had a firearm or other weapon in the house.
Dunham and the woman are getting a divorce, Malson said, and that's what led to the 9-1-1 call and subsequent standoff.
No injuries were reported.
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