A standoff in Springettsbury Township ended peacefully Monday morning after a police negotiator talked a despondent man out of his house in the 1700 block of San Gabriel Road.
Chief Thomas Hyers said his department was called to the house around 8 a.m., after family members said they were concerned because the man was upset and threatening to hurt himself because of a "long-term domestic issue."
The man, who was alone in the house, had knives and other weapons but told police they were locked in a safe, Hyers said.
Lt. Dan Stump, the lead negotiator, spoke on the phone with the man for about 70 minutes before he agreed to leave the house around 10:25, Hyers said. "In issues like this, time is of no matter," Hyers said. "We would've waited quite a bit of time. Speed can only get people hurt in a situation like this, the officers, everyone."
Police did not identify the man, who Hyers said is in his early 60s. He was taken to York Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and charges will not be filed against him.
Nobody was injured in the standoff. Officers with the York County Quick Response Team, a tactical unit, were on the scene and left shortly after the incident was resolved.
Roads that were closed during the incident have been reopened.