Sheriff’s negotiators persuade gunman to drive to West Lafayette mobile home park

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. –A man inside a trailer at US 52 Mobile Home Estates exited the trailer Sunday afternoon after a confrontation with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team.

Deputies received a call around 3:25 p.m. Sunday that a man inside the mobile home west of the West Lafayette city limits had a handgun and was threatening to kill himself, according to the office of the sheriff.

As the deputies arrived and approached the trailer, they heard two shots fired from inside the trailer, according to the sheriff’s office. It was later determined that these shots were accidental discharges.

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The Special Response Team was activated and two women came out of the trailer, reporting that there was a man inside who was suicidal.

A negotiator persuaded the man to turn himself in and deputies took him to the hospital for an evaluation of his mental health, according to the sheriff’s office.

Other than the two women inside the trailer with the distraught man, no one else was involved in the incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

No one was hurt.

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This article originally appeared on Lafayette Journal & Courier: Sheriff’s Negotiators Persuade Gunman to Surrender to West Lafayette