Officials peacefully end parking lot standoff

A standoff in Elkhart peacefully ended early this morning after the joint effort of county and city officers.

Police were called to a gas station parking lot just before 5 a.m. after a suicidal man was seen inside his vehicle armed with a handgun.

After an hour-and-a-half of negotiations at the Speedway in 57,000 block of State Road 19, Marc McGuffy, 24, was taken into police custody without incident.

McGuffy was then taken to the hospital for a 24-hour psychiatric evaluation.

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