JOHNSON CITY (WBNG) – Johnson City Police Department has released details of an incident that prompted several agencies to respond Tuesday afternoon to a house on Endicott Avenue.
According to a press release, the Johnson City police department said officers responded to a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. They said that since Wednesday morning, the incident has been treated as a mental health crisis.
Police said officers when they arrived at the residence found a man who had a mental health crisis and then barricaded himself in the house.
They said that due to the man’s actions, they moved to the place of mental health professionals and two crisis negotiators. He The Metro SWAT team was also there.
Authorities said the man threatened to injure himself and officers with a gun and a knife. They said officers noticed he had a knife with him.
Crisis negotiators spoke with the man for seven hours before he surrendered peacefully. He was taken to a hospital for a mental health assessment, authorities said.
In addition, they said he suffered self-inflicted injuries that did not endanger his life during the incident.
The name of the suspect and the 39-year-old woman were not disclosed. Police said no criminal charges are contemplated as of Wednesday morning.