A man surrendered to Frankfort police just before 10:20 Thursday night after barricading himself in an apartment for almost 11 hours.
Frankfort police Major Fred Deaton said William Durham, 59, will be charged with three counts of attempted murder against police officers.
Deaton said Durham had sustained no obvious injuries, but would be taken to a hospital for examination, since officers fired tear gas canisters into the apartment at the Salem Square Apartments complex where Durham had been holding out since about noon.
Deaton said he was unsure why Durham finally decided to surrender, although he speculated that Durham might have been exhausted from all the gas.
During the standoff, Durham fired three shots, at least two aimed at police officers, Deaton said. The third shot struck an ambulance.
Durham lived at Salem Square Apartments, according to Frankfort police, who were dispatched to the scene after receiving reports of man openly loading a gun and talking incoherently.
Durham said police think Durham was armed with at least one handgun. Officers were planning to enter the apartment after Durham surrendered to see if there were more weapons inside.
According to Deaton, police negotiators tried with little success to talk with Durham as the day wore on. He said Durham wouldn't answer when officers called the apartment telephone and also refused to speak when officers tried to talk with him through the door.
Police eventually broke out a window and tossed a "throw phone" into the apartment, but the man would not answer calls to that phone. At that point, police fired or threw several "low irritant gas" canisters into the apartment, hoping that would encourage Durham to negotiate, Deaton said.
Instead, police said, Durham threw the phone back out and fired the shots.
Police evacuated most residents from the apartment complex after the standoff began. Deaton said officers hoped to move them back into their residences as soon as lingering tear gas dissipated.