SWAT called when invader refuses to leave Harrison Twp. apartment

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SWAT standoff in Harrison Twp.

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UPDATE @ 10:50 p.m.: A 26-year-old man remains behind bars tonight following his arrest this morning during a SWAT standoff at the Creekside Apartments in the 5100 block of Northcutt Place.

Christopher Lee May Sr. was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on suspicion of abduction, aggravated burglary, two counts of assault and having weapons under disability, according to online jail records.

Christopher Lee May Sr.
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Christopher Lee May Sr.

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Credit: MONTGOMERY COUNTY JAIL

UPDATE @ 7:55 a.m.: A man accused of forcing his way into an apartment in Harrison Twp. is now in custody after he surrendered to police and a SWAT unit.

Montgomery County Regional SWAT was called about 4 a.m. today to the Creekside Apartments, in the 5100 block of Northcutt Place, on a report of a possible hostage situation, sheriff’s Chief Deputy Rob Streck said.

Deputies found the front door of an apartment had been damaged and when the occupants couldn't get the man to leave, a hostage negotiation team was called as well, Streck said.

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"The suspect, by no means, was allowed in the apartment and did force entry," the chief deputy said, noting the sheriff's office will pursue charges including aggravated burglary and maybe even kidnapping, if any of the three adult and/or three minor residents tell authorities they felt they were being detained against their will.

Montgomery County Regional SWAT was called to an apartment on Northcutt Drive on Tuesday morning (July 3, 2018) when a man forced his way inside an apartment, a chief sheriff's deputy said. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)
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Montgomery County Regional SWAT was called to an apartment on Northcutt Drive on Tuesday morning (July 3, 2018) when a man forced his way inside an apartment, a chief sheriff's deputy said. (DeAngelo Byrd/Staff)

Streck said there was a relationship involving the suspect and someone living in the apartment, but not with the apartment owner.

SWAT and the hostage negotiators were able to get most of the occupants out of the apartment in about 90 minutes. The suspect surrendered about a half-hour after that and will be booked into the county jail.

No one was injured, Streck said.

"I'm glad it ended peacefully," he said.

INITIAL REPORT

A reported standoff involving SWAT in Harrison Twp. has ended with at least one person in custody.

Police and a SWAT team have been at an apartment complex on Northcutt Place at least since 6 a.m.

We're working to learn more information about what occurred and why SWAT had to be called.

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