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Stand Off Ends Peacefully

(LaPorte, IN) - A stand-off in La Porte ended peacefully over the weekend.

Officers early Saturday were called to Maple Tree Apartments at 1405 W. 18th St.

Police say a woman during a domestic dispute left the upstairs apartment and called


Her husband stayed inside with a gun.

LaPorte Police Chief Paul Brettin said the only person the man threatened to harm

during the ordeal was himself.

Brettin says the man came out peacefully close to 12 hours later thanks to the efforts

of negotiators from his department and the sheriff’s office.

No shots were ever fired, he said.

Brettin said the man was admitted for a mental health evaluation to try and get him the help

that’s needed.

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