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Police standoff in South Charleston neighborhood ends safely

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Police surrounded this home on Gordon Drive. Police surrounded this home on Gordon Drive.

A standoff involving South Charleston Police and a man inside of a home ended without injury Wednesday.  It happened along Gordon Drive. 

Officers said someone called 911 around 7 p.m., and said a man with a gun was threatening suicide.  That man's wife and two young children were also in the home at the time. 

When police arrived, they surrounded the home at gunpoint.  Officers got inside the house without incident, and the man was transported to an area hospital for a mental evaluation. 

The main roads that lead to the neighborhood surrounding Joplin Park were closed to traffic during this time. 

Officers said the man did not threaten to harm his children and wife.  They said he is a veteran, and possibly could have been suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. 

Police did say they found an "arsenal of guns and ammunition" inside the attic of the home.  

That man's name has not been released, and it is not known whether any charges will be filed.  The investigation is ongoing.

Stay with 13 News for more on this developing story.


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