Armed suicidal man coaxed out of car by police after one-hour standoff at Port Neches Park

PORT NECHES - An armed suicidal man in a car held police at bay near the boat ramp at Port Neches Park for about an hour Tuesday morning.

Eventually police coaxed the man out of his car and he was taken into custody without incident.

Port Neches Police initially responded and then contacted the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office according to a sheriff's office spokesperson.

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The sheriff's office SWAT team along with an armored vehicle responded to the scene and the area around the boat ramp and parking lot was closed down the spokesperson said.

During the incident sheriff's office asked those residents near the park to stay inside and stay away from windows.

If you, or anyone you know, is thinking about harming themselves or taking their own life call the Crisis Center of Southeast Texas' local hotline at 800-793-2273

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