Police: Putnam County standoff ends peacefully after 7-hour standoffPosted: Updated:
A Putnam County standoff ended peacefully Saturday at around 9:30 p.m., Carmel police say.
They say a man had barricaded himself inside a home for nearly seven hours before he finally surrendered.
Police say it started after 2 p.m. when they went to speak with a 28-year-old man about a domestic incident involving his wife earlier in the day. They say he then barricaded himself in the home.
Police say they don't believe he had a gun and no one else in the community was in danger.
Negotiators worked throughout the day to try to get him to come out, but police say that he was posting live updates on social media. They say his followers only aggravated the situation.
"This is a person in crisis, having mental illness, having issues and he didn't need the people on social media telling him that his rights are being violated," said Chief Michael Cazzari of the Carmel Police. "He needed help. Medical help."
Police say that man is not expected to face any charges from the standoff.