HARRISON COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - A scary situation Thursday morning ended peacefully in Harrison County.
Officers were called out to a home along Autumn Eve Lane in Elizabeth around 10:45 a.m. to calls of a man firing several rounds at people in the area.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department said they called in the regional SWAT team and blocked off roads nearby along Elizabeth New Middletown Road. Negotiators were able to talk the man out of the home where he surrendered without issue. The suspect and responding officers were not injured during this.
Nearby, New Middletown and South Central Schools within the South Harrison Community School districts went on lockdown to ensure student safety until the man had surrendered to police.
Harrison County Prosecutor Otto Schalk said Thursday afternoon he has not yet received any reports from the sheriff’s department about this incident but said it is likely he will file charges once more information comes in.
The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department declined to speak with WAVE 3 News on camera, instead choosing to provide a statement on their Facebook page about what happened.