Standoff with Gulfport police ends peacefully

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A police stand off in Gulfport came to a peaceful end Monday afternoon. It happened at Brookstone Park Apartments on 28th Street.

Police tell WLOX News the man was alone when he barricaded himself in an apartment in building number 14 and threatened to kill himself. Police were able to successfully negotiate with the man, who eventually came out. He was taken to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation. He's now in police custody.

Nearby residents say they panicked when their children didn't get home from school on time.

"I knew there was a lot of kids in the whole area. I didn't know which ones had made it home and which ones hadn't. So I try not to believe rumors, but this time the rumors all panned out to be true," Ginger Terry said.

Residents say many of the children were held at school until they were given the okay from law enforcement. Again, no one was injured in the standoff.