Standoff Ends at Oscar Park

Wichita County Sheriff's Deputies, Iowa Park and the Department of Public Safety surrounded a man Monday evening at Oscar Park. The standoff began around 3:30pm and ended at 6pm.

The Wichita County Sheriff's office tells Newschannel 6 the man was at the flagpole holding a pistol. He was threatening to shoot, in what appeared to be a suicide attempt.

Officials say he was a 58-year-old male with a 45-caliber pistol. Negotiators spoke with him and he was taken in custody and sent to a hospital to be looked at. No one was injured.

Tonight on Newschannel 6 at 10 we will have the full report, plus a look at how officials handle situations like this.