A Bossier City man is in police custody after he reportedly made threats to kill his girlfriend and himself and then refused to surrender officers for more than four hours early Friday morning.
The standoff started must after 12 a.m. Friday when officers were called to a home in the 2400 block of Brookside Drive in the Stockholm neighborhood. By the time police arrived, the woman had already gotten out of the house unharmed, but 43-year-old Michael Brian Dale refused to come out.
At one point, officers spotted were able to see Dale through a window, and saw that he was carrying 2 firearms.
The city's SWAT team was called to the scene, and Bossier City spokesperson Mark Natale says Dale continue to refuse to communicate with police until just after 4 a.m., when he opened the garage door and surrendered without further incident.
He was taken to University Health for a psychiatric evaluation before being booked into the Bossier City jail for aggravated assault and later transferred to the Bossier Parish Maximum Security Facility.
Inside the home, police say they found four weapons.
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