Louisiana Stand Off Ends Peacefully
(LOUISIANA)_- An armed Louisiana man whom authorities described as emotionally disturbed surrendered without a shot being fired Wednesday afternoon.
Louisiana police got a call shortly after 5pm of a man with a gun on Martella Drive. The quiet residential neighborhood is just up the hill from Pike County Memorial Hospital on the west side of the city.
The man was home alone and asked to speak with Louisiana Police Chief Rich Hughes, who diffused the situation without injury to the suspect or officers.
The Pike County Sheriff’s Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol provided assistance at the scene. The unidentified man has not been charged.
Hughes said the suspect was placed on a 72-hour mental commitment at an unnamed hospital. Once the commitment period ends, authorities will then decide how to proceed.