Manchester Standoff Ends With Tear Gas; Man In Custody

Jun 2, 2016

Police in Manchester were forced to deploy tear gas to resolve an hours-long standoff initiated by a man who threatened to shoot first responders.

The incident began after authorities were called to a Krakow Street apartment on Wednesday for a wellness check on an unidentified man, who police described as "despondent."

The man initially refused to open his door for the property manager, who told police that he noticed a foul smell coming from the apartment and could see plastic bottles through a window.

Officials say the man made several threats of violence toward firefighters, police officers and SWAT team members who responded.

Tear gas was used to force the man from his apartment. He was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation and could face criminal charges.