STATESVILLE, NC (WJZY) - Statesville police responded to a residence in the 200 block of W. Bingham St. Wednesday, May 11 just after noon in order to serve an involuntary commitment order.
Officers said the person inside the home refused to comply with their requests, and was found to be armed with a handgun.
Statesville police negotiators responded to the scene and spoke with the person for several hours, attempting to resolve the situation.
The Statesville Police Special Response Team was also activated and was placed on standby near the scene.
Just after 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said the person was taken into custody without injury.
He was transported to a local medical facility for evaluation.
Police said the situation was resolved successfully due to the determined efforts of officers and police negotiators.