Yonkers man surrenders in police standoff

Police standoff on Rugby Road in Yonkers ends peacefully (9/19/13)

YONKERS - A standoff between police and a distraught man who shot himself ended peacefully in Yonkers today.

Police say they received a 911 call around 8:15 a.m. today about a man with a gun, who was standing in the middle of Rugby Road near Remsen Street. Upon arrival, the man, who police say had a self-inflicted wound to the face, ran into his house on 26 Rugby Road and barricaded himself inside. 

Authorities responded with an armored vehicle, a mobile command center and hostage negotiators.

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Police say the man surrendered peacefully just before 11:30 a.m. and he was taken to a local trauma center. The man's identify has not been released yet.

Detectives did not see anyone else inside the home, and there are no other reported injuries. They say they recovered two long guns and a handgun.

Police did not say what might have precipitated the incident, but neighbors told News 12 the man recently lost his job, is divorced and was depressed.

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