Ninety-minute standoff with police ends peacefully

A domestic disturbance that turned into a standoff with police ended peacefully.

Columbus Police Department (CPD) Spokesman Lt. Matt Harris says that at approximately 4:50 p.m. on Tuesday, CPD Officers responded to an address in the 1000 block of Aspen Lane in regards to the disturbance. Harris says that the Bartholomew County Emergency Operations Center received a 911 call from a woman who told them that her 36-year-old son was inside the home causing damage. She also noted that her son had a gun.

Lt. Harris says that when officers arrived, the woman exited the house and spoke with them. However, her husband remained inside with their son. Negotiators from the Columbus Police Department spoke with the father and son for nearly 90 minutes before the son surrendered peacefully to members of the CPD SWAT Team, which was dispatched and on the scene.

The 36-year-old-man, whom police are not identifying, was transported to Columbus Regional Hospital for a mental health evaluation.