UPDATE: Standoff in Ammon ends peacefully after four hours
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A standoff in Ammon ended peacefully Tuesday afternoon.
At around 12:40 p.m., Bonneville County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at a home near 45th East and Sunnyside Road where a man was reported as being armed and suicidal, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Bryan Lovell.
Family members had left the home and they told deputies that a man was inside with a handgun.
Law enforcement set up a perimeter and notified nearby residences, businesses and a school of the situation.
Eventually, negotiators were able to contact the male and talk with him for approximately four hours before he agreed to exit the house unarmed. The man was secured and is in the process of a mental health evaluation and being assisted to the appropriate services.
Roads in the area are reopening.
AMMON — A large contingent of law enforcement converged along Sunnyside Road in Ammon Tuesday afternoon in response to a barricaded individual inside a home.
Bonneville County sheriff deputies, Idaho Falls police, and Idaho State Police troopers all arrived at the scene at about 1:30 p.m.
Sunnyside Road between Ard Drive and the Ammon Cemetary is closed due to the incident. Additionally, Crowley Road (45th East) is closed from 21st South to 49th South.
Parents with children at nearby Mountain Valley Elementary School say they have received communication that the school is on alert due to its proximity to the situation. Law enforcement tells East Idaho News that students are not in danger.
East Idaho News has a reporter at the scene and will post more details as they become available.