SWAT Team involved in four-hour standoff at Affton home

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 12, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 12 at 5:47 PM

(KMOV) – A man is in the hospital after being involved in a four-hour standoff with the St. Louis County SWAT Team in Affton.

Police say a woman called authorities around 10 p.m. and said her son was armed and threatening to hurt himself and his family at his parents’ home in the 7900 block of Elton.

SWAT teams responded to the scene and were informed the man was holed up in his parents’ garage. The stalked the ground before surrounding the home.

Police say the man gave up his weapon and eventually surrendered peacefully just before 3 a.m.

He was loaded onto a stretcher and taken away in an ambulance for a mental health evaluation.

There was no immediate word on whether charges will be filed.

No one was injured in the incident.

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