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UPDATE: 73-Year-Old Standoff Suspect Identified

KETTERING -- Police say they arrested a 73-year-old Kettering man following a standoff that began Thursday afternoon and ended about 3 a.m. Friday.

Police say the standoff began when the man, later identified as 73-year-old Robert R. Lawson, stole a vehicle from a Dayton car dealership. The car was found in front of Lawson's home at 2578 Midvale Street.

Kettering police say they tried to make contact with Lawson, who would not answer the door but was waving a handgun several times in the house.

SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams were called to the scene, where they established a perimeter. Police used a loud speaker in an attempt to communicate but Lawson didn't respond.

The SWAT officers then deployed a phone with a direct line to Kettering's crisis team. However, Lawson never answered hundreds of phone calls made to the phone.

Police also shot several canisters of pepper and tear gas into the home, to no avail.

Dayton police also deployed its BearCat vehicle.

At one point, police say Lawson was carrying a rifle in the house.

About 3 a.m., Lawson came out of his house and surrendered to officers.

No one was injured during the standoff and neighbors were kept in their homes during the ordeal.

Lawson is begin held in the Montgomery County Jail, and faces a charge of obstructing official business. Police say other charges could be pending from Dayton police.

Earlier coverage:

LATEST: Standoff Ends Peacefully in Kettering

KETTERING -- A nine-hour stand-off in Kettering ends peacefully.
It all started around 5:30 Thursday afternoon after police say the man stole a vehicle from a Dayton car lot.

Police tell us the 78-year-old man refused to come out of his home on Midvale Street and displayed a .22 handgun when police arrived. That is when a SWAT team was called in to set up a safe perimeter for residents nearby.

Officers used a bullhorn to tell the man to come out with his hands up, they even used 12 rounds of tear gas during the standoff.
The man finally surrendered just before 3:00 Friday morning, which is the ending police wanted.

Several local police agencies were even called to help with the incident.

Police did not have to evacuate the neighborhood, residents surrounding the home were told to stay inside.

We were able to speak to some neighbors who say the man lived by himself and he had some strange habits, but they never felt in danger.
Right now, police are in the process of interviewing the man. He could be facing several charges from Dayton and Kettering police.

Previous coverage:

KETTERING -- A 78-year-old man will not leave his home on Midvale Street between Talisman and Aragon. Kettering Police say more than a dozen rounds of tear gas have been placed in his home and a negotiator has been unsuccessful to get him to answer the phone.

The man is suspected of stealing a car from a car lot in Dayton. Dayton Police located the car Thursday afternoon at the man's home and tried to contact him, he eventually showed police a revolver hand gun and that's when the standoff started. Kettering, Centerville and Miamisburg Police are assisting.

The neighborhood has not been evacuated but police want people to remain in their homes. "We consider it a high, dangerous situation, people are responsible for themselves, we would hope they would use common sense, stay back and go inside and not present a risk to themselves," says Lt. Craig Moore.


KETTERING -- SWAT has been called to a Kettering neighborhood.  The incident is going on on Midvale Street since just before 6pm.  Police tell us a man there was accused of stealing a car that was found at his home.  But when police knocked on his door, he showed a gun and that's when the standoff began.  Besides SWAT, there are also officers from Dayton, Centerville, Springboro and Miamisburg also on the scene.

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