Man taken to hospital after 5 hour standoff

Huntsville Police and a SWAT team responded to a call regarding shots fired near a home on the 6000 block of Deramus Avenue Tuesday afternoon.

The armed man apparently barricaded himself inside the home. A woman at the scene told officers that her father was inside the home, possibly suicidal and armed with a weapon.

She told police that he pointed a gun at her when he saw her. Law enforcement evacuated the family as well as neighbors.

Officials spent numerous hours negotiating with the 64-year-old man to resolve the issue. No injuries were reported.

Officials said the man was alone inside the house, and he was taken into custody without incident.

The man is being treated at the hospital and is under police watch. His name has not been released and he is not currently facing charges.

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