Jan 17, 2012 9:54 AM by AP

Standoff ends peacefully

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - An armed Shreveport, man who held police at bay for almost six-hours. ended the standoff by surrendering peacefully to officers.
Police say they received a call Monday afternoon that an unnamed man was armed and threatening to do himself harm. The phone call came around 3 p.m.
When police quickly set up a perimeter, called in a negotiator and locked down the neighborhood, allowing no one in or out.
No one was evacuated or injured, said police spokesman Sgt. Bill Goodin. It was a matter of waiting out the armed man.
The Times reports police believe the man fired at least two shots from a weapon, one before they arrived.
After he was taken into custody, the man was taken to a local hospital for observation.


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