Standoff ends peacefully; no one injured

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A standoff betweem Rocky Mount police and an elderly man who has dementia ended peacefully Thursday afternoon.


Cpl. Mike Lewis said the unidentified man exited his home around 2:30 p.m., several hours after refusing to comply with orders from family and authorities to leave a house on the 100 block of Eagles Mere Trail. It is unclear what led to the incident. Authorities initially responded as if the man had a weapon, but police later said he was unarmed.


Lewis said the man’s family told officials they will take the man for a medical evaluation following the incident.


No one was injured during the incident, and charges are not likely against the man.