A 24-year-old Battle Creek man was taken into police custody this morning, after shooting a pistol outside his home and barricading himself inside the home.

Police received the call at 9:03 a.m. to a home on Wealthy Avenue, where the man lives with his mother.

Police understood that the man had been acting erratically, and shot one round from the pistol into the air outside his home. His mother left the home, and he went inside, barricading himself.

The police Emergency Response Team responded and negotiators were able to convince the man to leave his home without incident. He was taken to Bronson Battle Creek for evaluation.

The incident lasted approximately two hours, and nearby schools and the Battle Creek Country Club were on temporary lockdown, as a precaution. There were no injuries.

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