WESTWOOD, Ohio (WKRC) – A man accused of trying to kill police officers was taken into custody after a SWAT standoff in Westwood Tuesday.
Jacob Julick, 27, was caught in the attic of a three-story, multi-apartment building on McHenry Avenue near Harrison Avenue around 7:30 p.m.
Julick was wanted for firing at Lakeside Park police officers on June 6 on Dixie Highway in Erlanger after he ran from a traffic stop.
Negotiators tried to convince him to surrender, but Julick refused to come out.
The building he was in and the immediately surrounding area was evacuated and police told people in the neighborhood to be vigilant and keep an eye out for Julick during the tense hours as officers were negotiating with him.
“The apartment was occupied I think initially and officers did a good job of getting people who were in the building out, making sure they were safe,” Cincinnati Police Lt. Steve Saunders said
SWAT officers eventually entered and methodically worked their way through the building before finding Julick in the attic.
“I said hooray. I was glad to see him come out of there,” said neighbor John Mazur. “Because you don’t know if he’s going to shoot at a cop. It was intense because I didn’t know if there was going to be any shooting. They were very easy about what they were doing. They gave him quite a few chances to give up. They stood out there for almost three hours before they even went in the building.”
McHenry Avenue was closed between Harrison and Westwood Northern Boulevard for hours during the SWAT situation.
Julick faces multiple charges, including attempted murder of a police officer. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.
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