An hours-long standoff ends peacefully in Elizabethtown

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A police standoff with a man barricaded in his apartment in Elizabethtown is over.

Police say the man will face serious charges later today.

People who live at the Lofts at Savoy on West High Street were forced to leave for their own safety.

The police chief tells ABC27 around 10:30 Tuesday night, they got a call that a man claimed to have a gun and a propane tank and planned to use it to hurt himself and others.

Police spent hours trying to get him to leave.

The SERT team used tear gas to get him out and he ended up coming out without hurting anyone.

Police did not release the name of the person. 

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