Police standoff ends peacefully

ESCANABA – An elderly Escanaba man threatening to shoot himself at his southside residence finally gave in to police after refusing to come out of his home Monday night, according to Escanaba Public Safety.

Police were dispatched at around 4:10 p.m. to a southside home on South 21st Street where an 81-year-old man said he was going to shoot himself. He also told officers he was in possession of several firearms.

When Public Safety officers made contact with the subject on his telephone, he refused to exit his residence or allow police inside.

Eventually an officer talked the man into opening the door and showing himself. Officers safely approached the subject and secured the scene so emergency medical personnel could enter the home and treat the subject, according to a news release from Public Safety.

The man was transported by Rampart Ambulance to OSF St. Francis Hospital for further treatment. Officers left the scene around 6 p.m.

The incident remains under investigation.