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Standoff in Audubon Park impacts neighborhood

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Audubon Park Police Chief Doug Sweeney Audubon Park Police Chief Doug Sweeney
WAVE 3 News viewer Jeff, a resident of Audubon Park, submitted this picture at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. WAVE 3 News viewer Jeff, a resident of Audubon Park, submitted this picture at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A police standoff in a residential area near the Audubon Country Club impacted the neighborhood Saturday.

Chief Doug Sweeney of the Audubon Park Police Department confirmed officers first responded to the incident at a home near the intersection of Dove Lane and Chickadee Road around 7 a.m.

According to officers, the family of a 28-year-old man took out a mental inquest warrant to get him treatment for mental health issues.

The man lives with his parents, who were not in the home. The suspect did not want to get treatment, police said, and he was not cooperating or leaving the house.

Officers were using an abundance of caution because they did not know if the man was armed but they did know there were guns inside the residence.

Audubon Park residents along Dove Lane and the surrounding area said officers advised them the situation was dangerous and they should stay in their homes. Neighbors on the scene reported a heavy police presence and officers armed with rifles.

Chief Sweeney said residents were free to leave their houses and go to a different area during the standoff, but they could not let those people back in while the situation continued.

The Louisville Metro Police Department had a SWAT team and hostage negotiator on the scene speaking to the man, although police said it was not a hostage situation.

The standoff was resolved peacefully after the suspect turned himself over to police at 2:42 p.m.

He was questioned and taken to a treatment facility, according to Chief Sweeney.

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