Man Surrenders Peacefully After Standoff

Posted at 5:23 AM, Mar 02, 2016

A 48-year-old man surrendered peacefully to police following a standoff at an apartment complex in Sumner County.

Police said the man was taken to the hospital for a mental evaluation as he was threatening self harm.

Officials with Millersville Police responded to the scene early Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Lewis Drive to find the man barricaded inside an apartment with a gun.

Neighbors said they woke up to police pounding on their doors asking them to get out. Several buildings at the Ridge Apartments at Grand Haven were evacuated for 5 hours. 

Millersville Police Chief David Hindman said although it’s unknown why the man barricaded himself inside the apartment, he seemed to be upset about a personal situation. 

Despite the standoff, police said residents were never in any immediate danger.

“It’s safe now, the citizens were never in an unsafe situation,” he said. “We had the area under control, we had the situation under control. Their safety was paramount and we never did lack on their safety.”

The police chief also credited negotiators with talking the suspect out of the building.

Hindman said the suspect was taken to Tristar Skyline Medical Center for a psychological evaluation. He was said to be in good physical health.

Police have not released whether any charges will be filed.