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Man surrenders after standoff in Pulaski Co.

A man who barricaded himself in his home in Pulaski County early Tuesday morning has surrendered to authorities.

The standoff with law enforcement started when the 57-year-old man had a fight with family members which escalated until he left the house on Heart Drive with a handgun.

The man walked down a residential street while shooting bullets at unknown targets.

A few minutes later, the man returned home and attempted to re-load his gun, and threatened to harm anyone who tried to interfere with him.

When authorities got to the house and tried to talk to him, he pointed a gun at one officer while barricading himself into a bedroom.

Tactical officers and hostage negotiators were called to the home where a three hour standoff ensued.

The suspect surrendered to St. Robert Police and Pulaski Co. deputies shortly after 5:00 a.m.

Investigators searched the home and found multiple knives, three guns, ammunition, and a large amount of marijuana.

They also found an object believed to be an explosive device. The Explosive Ordinance Disposal Unit from Fort Leonard Wood had to come to the home to remove and destroy that device.

Charges are pending against the man while he undergoes a mental health evaluation.

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