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No injuries reported after 15-minute standoff with armed man

Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King confirmed that a man had barricaded himself inside a residence and he was armed with a handgun.


Officers were dispatched to reports of a breaking and entering in progress at McSpadden Court Thursday evening.


"Once they arrived, they determined the caller was suffering from hallucinations, but he was armed with a handgun," King said.


Officers used a PA system to communicate with the man, who was still armed and inside the residence. The man eventually put the firearm down and exited the residence. King said he was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.


King also said the handgun was fired multiple times.


"I am extremely proud of Lt. Matt Frits, Sgt. Mitchell Sellers, and officers Steffon Herd, Bruce Gower, and Caleb Murray. It was a situation that could've resulted in a shooting if not for their attention to detail," King said.


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