Man hospitalized after 2 hour standoff | Crime
An east Florence man was hospitalized following a standoff with police.
Florence police responded to the 100 block of South Weakley Street after 8 p.m. Sunday night to a reportedly suicidal person. The man had told family members that he wanted to hurt himself and others and was armed.
Police located the man, who had a hunting rifle, in a wooded area near his house. After talking to crisis negotiators for almost two hours, the man surrendered and was taken to ECM Hospital for mental evaluation.
No injuries were reported. Florence Police K9 and SWAT provided assistance.
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