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WATCH: Infrared video released in Xenia SWAT standoff

Published: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 9:29 PM
Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 @ 10:46 AM

Drone video using infared technology shows the moments SWAT officers arrested the subject of a 5-hour standoff in Xenia.

UPDATE @ 10:46 a.m. (April 23):

Police used infrared technology, among other tactics, to help end a five-hour SWAT standoff in Xenia Monday night involving a “distraught” man.

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Bruce A. Lemon Jr. surrendered and was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m.

Infrared video released by police show officers run to the porch and arrest Lemon.

He is being held at the Greene County Jail on a preliminary inducing panic charge.

Xenia police said the man’s family asked police to conduct a welfare check at the home on Sycamore Street and when they did, the man became irate.

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Authorities confirmed that Lemon was armed and posed a threat to officers. 

The SWAT team used infrared drones to track his movements in the house. A Greene County Hostage Negotiation Team vehicle assisted with the incident as well.

Just before midnight, officers were able to break a window of the home, prompting the suspect to surrender without incident. 

“This is the best outcome we could have hoped for,” said Xenia police Capt. Gary Johnson. “Nobody’s hurt. He’s not hurt. The family is very happy to have this over with.”

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Officers recovered two loaded firearms while searching the home. One was by the front door, according to police.

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