A 67-year-old North Hopewell Township man was taken to York Hospital after surrendering to police following an hour-long standoff at his home Tuesday afternoon.
North Hopewell Township Police Chief Larry Bailets said the man suffers from Alzheimer's disease, and had become despondent and threatened to kill himself inside his home in the 14000 block of Mount Olivet Road shortly after 1 p.m.
The man's wife left their home and called 911.
When police arrived, the man was agitated and refused to come out, according to Bailets.
At one point, he stepped out from a basement door with a pistol to his head, but went back inside, the chief said.
"I negotiated with him back and forth, eight or nine times, and convinced him to drop his pistol out a window of the residence," Bailets said.
Not long afterward, the man agreed to walk out of his home with his hands up, the chief said. He was then transported to York Hospital.
No one was hurt, and the man isn't facing criminal charges, Bailets said.
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