Man to be evaluated after standoff

Published 9:45 pm Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The man involved in a two-hour standoff with police Tuesday night was detained on an emergency committal order and has not been charged with any criminal offenses.

The incident began when a woman called 911 around 7:20 p.m. to report that her 63-year-old husband had pointed a gun at her. She and the couple’s adult son left the house in the 2200 block of King’s Fork Road.

The SWAT team and police negotiators were called in and arrived at the house, where the 63-year-old man was still barricaded inside. He remained there for about two hours, finally surrendering about 9:30 p.m.

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City spokeswoman Debbie George said the man surrendered without incident. No one was injured.

“Based on the conversations he had with the negotiators, they had no issues when he came out,” George said.

The man likely was instructed to leave the weapon in the house as he came out so that police would not feel threatened, she said.

“He surrendered to police in a manner that did not require any further action,” George said.

He was taken for evaluation after the surrender, she added.