SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (WDTN) - A Springfield man was taken into custody around 4:00 Monday morning after police said he fired a gun at a neighbor, came out with a machete, then holed himself up in his home.
A neighbor called 911 around 10:20 p.m. Sunday to report the suspect's behavior.
The neighbor told police he heard a fight outside, and when he went to check he said the suspect shot at him.
Police came to the suspect's house in the 200 block of West Liberty Street, but were unable to get in touch with the suspect.
After they attempted to contact him for nearly five hours, SWAT team members broke down the front door of the house.
The suspect surrendered peacefully and was taken into custody.
Springfield police on the scene wouldn't release the suspect's name, and would only say he was a man in his early 60's.
Linda Long told us she heard the shots, "I thought it was fireworks, and I looked out and saw someone shut the door."
Long and her family members were forced to evacuate their home during the standoff.
She believed the suspect could have fallen asleep inside his house.
"He's a nice guy. He comes over to the porch to talk to my dad, and brings vegetables out of his garden. Real nice," Long said.
Police said charges were still pending, but the suspect could face aggravated menacing and felonious assault charges.
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