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Update: Man Getting Evaluated After Standoff

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Update Monday 11 a.m.:

Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County Police say a man is undergoing a mental evolution following a four-hour standoff Sunday night on Wates Lane.

Officials say the 50-year-old man was arrested around 9:30 p.m. after he tried to escape out of a window from the home.

Officials say he was armed with a handgun at the time and did not live at the home that was surrounded.

There were four people in the house with the suspect at first, but they were all released and weren't hurt.

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Update 10:05 p.m.:

Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County police say the suspect was taken into custody around 9:30, Sunday after he tried to escape out of a window from the home.  Officials say he was armed with a handgun at the time. A SWAT team took him into custody.

Officials say the suspect is a 50-year-old male who lives in the neighborhood but not at the house where the stand-off occurred.

Officials say he did know the three people in that home. Police are not releasing the suspect's name tonight.

Officials say right now they are deciding if they are going to charge the suspect criminally or take him in for a mental health evaluation.

The investigation is underway.

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Roanoke Co., VA - Roanoke County Police are on the scene of a standoff in the 4400 block of Wates Lane. Officials say the incident started around 5:30 Sunday evening as a civil dispute with a gun.

There were three people in the house with the suspect initially, we are told they are all out of the house at this hour and are not injured. A SWAT team is on the scene along with negotiators.
Officials say they have been in contact with the male suspect, and are working at this hour to try and resolve it peacefully.

Stay with ABC 13 for details on this story as they emerge.

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