Stand-off situation in S. Bossier over

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA)- A three and a half hour stand off in Bossier City between a man and police ends peacefully.

The call went out to Bossier City Police around 8:30 p.m. Thursday night.

Police say witness told them that the 51-year-old man had reportedly stopped his car on the railroad tracks at the Violet Ave. crossing at Barksdale Blvd. and stated he was waiting for a train to come.

Reportedly at some point the man got out of the car and witnesses pushed his car off the tracks fearing for his safety. Police say the witness tell them that the man then got back into his car and drove off. Concerned for his well being, witnesses followed him to his home on S. Jonquil St. and notified police.

Officers say when they arrived at the man's home to check up on him, he refused to come out and indicated to the officers that he wanted to hurt himself.

After making several unsuccessful attempts to contact the man by telephone, Bossier City Police say the SWAT team was then called to the scene.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. police deployed tear gas into the house and the man came out through a back door. Bossier officers say while SWAT team members took the man into custody he resisted resulting in a police dog biting the man on the foot.

He was treated at the scene by Bossier City Fire Department and then reportedly taken to LSU Health Science Center to undergo a psychological evaluation.

Police say the man was not harmed and will not face any criminal charges.

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