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Standoff at Elkhart gas station ends peacefully

Posted on Oct. 30, 2012 at 1:00 a.m. | Updated on Oct. 30, 2012 at 9:09 a.m.

ELKHART — A standoff between police and a man armed with a handgun at a gas station ended peacefully this morning.

Elkhart County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call at 4:53 a.m. in reference to a suicidal man inside of a vehicle who was armed with a handgun in the parking lot of a gas station in the 57700 block of S.R. 19.

After an hour and a half, police took the man into custody and transported him to Elkhart General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.