UPDATE: Stand off situation is over

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - A stand off situation that started earlier on Monday morning at a house at 18th and Kirkman has ended. A man had reportedly barricaded himself inside the home.

According to the Lake Charles Police Department, when officers arrived at the scene shortly after 9:30A.M., they say they found a mentally-impaired man holding 2 knifes and threatening to commit suicide.

Police say the man also became combative with officers.

As neighbors looked on in disbelief, negotiators tried to get the man to come out of the house. Police even brought over close family members of the man to talk him into surrendering.

When that didn't work, officers continued negotiating with the man at a bathroom window.

Finally after a couple of hours, officers were able to calm the man enough for them to enter through the backdoor and arrest him.

The man was taken to a local hospital.

Police say since this was a mental situation and not a criminal situation, no criminal charges are expected to be filed on the man.

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