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Mon, March 25

Standoff on Dixon Drive in Prescott ends peacefully

A standoff on Dixon Drive, located off Copper Basin Road, ended peacefully Friday afternoon after an elderly adult male surrendered to Prescott police.

According to Prescott Police Department Lt. Ken Morley, police responded to the 1100 block of Dixon Drive at 3 p.m. after they received reports of a despondent and allegedly suicidal man armed with a gun.

The subject refused to relinquish the weapons or leave the residence, Morley said. Police closed traffic into the neighborhood during the standoff. Traffic reopened an hour later when the subject relinquished his weapon and was taken into custody for evaluation, Morley said.

"He was in contact with his wife. He agreed to talk to us. We negotiated (via) cellphone," Morley said. "Trained negotiators were on-scene pretty quickly and were able to talk to him."

No charges are pending at this point, Morley said, due to the fact the subject was in his home and posed no immediate threat to others.

"Based on the information we have at this point, he didn't make any threats to anybody. The only threat was to himself. Although he did put the neighborhood, basically, in a lockdown, he didn't make any direct threats and he wasn't reckless with the weapon," Morley said.

While charges including disorderly conduct could be filed, police are focusing first on getting the subject help, Morley said.


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