Kentucky

4-hour standoff in Estill County ends with man surrendering to police

A police standoff in Estill County ended peaceably Sunday night when a man surrendered after four hours of negotiations.

Trooper Robert Purdy of the Richmond KSP post said the man, who name was not released, was taken into custody for mental health evaluation. No charges were filed, he said.

According to Purdy, the incident began about 5 p.m. when the Estill County Sheriff's Department received a call about a man acting in a threatening manner at a residence on Lamar Drive near Irvine.

When deputies arrived, the man went inside and refused to come out. There was concern that he had firearms in his possession, officials said.

State police were called to the scene and began negotiating with the man. That continued until about 9 p.m., when the man surrendered. He turned a number of weapons over to authorities, according to Purdy.

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