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Police standoff in Sikeston ends with man in custody

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SIKESTON, MO (KFVS) -

A police standoff in Sikeston Wednesday ends with a man in police custody.

Sikeston DPS responded to a call Wednesday morning at 300 Marion Street around 1030 a.m. 

The caller told Sikeston DPS that an 82-year-old man had an emotional disturbing episode.

Police say while talking with the man he made gestures to his family and police stating he would shoot them with some guns he had. 

Police backed off and the man barricaded himself in his house.  DPS called in the Special Operations Group (SOG), SEMO regional bomb team and the hostage negotiations team. 

Police say they attempted to phone the man many times and he didn't answer.  After many times of asking him to come out, they used the tactical squad and robot to get him out. 

A flash bomb was then thrown in the yard to distract the man and get his attention.  Police used a camera on the robot to see in his house and saw him loading some guns.

Officers say they shot him with a taser and entered the house to apprehend him.

The man reportedly had a handheld gun in his hand when they got to him, according to police. 

He was evaluated on scene on his mental health and taken away by ambulance.

Nobody was hurt in the standoff.

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