The St. Louis County Police Department said it sent in its tactical operations unit Wednesday night to assist the Manchester Police Department.
Randy Vaughn, with St. Louis County Police tells Patch, they responded to what came in as an "armed suicidal suspect" call.
Manchester police confirm the situation began to unfold around 7:25 p.m. Wednesday when Manchester Police were dispatched to 415 Auber Drive for a suicidal suspect with a gun. At the residence, a woman reportedly told officers her 38-year-old ex-boyfriend was suicidal, armed with a handgun and barricaded in a bedroom, according to KSDK.com.
Manchester police said officers initially tried communicating with the man barricaded in the home, then asked for assistance from the St. Louis County Police Tactical Operations Unit.
Both a friend of the man and members of the tactical unit spoke with him as he remained in the home. Tactical unit officers were eventually able to persuade the man to surrender.
Vaughn tells Patch the man was safely taken into custody and nobody was injured during the incident.
Two loaded guns with additional ammunition were seized, according to Manchester police.
Police confirm the man was taken to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation.