UPDATE: Armed man, 76, surrenders after South Bend SWAT standoff

By: Megan Hickey & John Hanlon Email
By: Megan Hickey & John Hanlon Email

South Bend, Ind. We have more information concerning Sunday's police standoff in South Bend.

The SWAT team was called to a South Bend home around 2:15 p.m. in the 6600 block of Leeway Drive, north of Blackthorn Country Club.

The call came in as a domestic dispute between a husband and wife. The female was able to vacate the residence and call the police but additional forces were dispatched when it was reported that the male was armed.

"We wanted to make sure everything was safe not only inside and outside," said South Bend Police Department Division Chief Gary Horvath. "We learned there was no hostage situation. The female part of the domestic had left the house and was waiting for police to arrive."

Police were able to talk an elderly armed man out of the house around 3:45 p.m. Horvath said a handgun was collected from the scene.

The 76-year-old male was taken to a local hospital on a stretcher with non life-threatening, self-inflicted injuries, police say.

Around 40 officers were on the scene.

Horvath said that any charges filed will be completely up the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office.

"A police report will be made up and forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office to see what he will do," Horvath said.

Before charges are filed by the Prosecutor's Office, the Special Victims Unit will investigate the case.

The man is now undergoing a mental health examination.


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