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Richmond Standoff Ends Peacefully

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Richmond, VA— A standoff in Richmond's East End with a man who was believed to be a threat to himself ended peacefully Thursday night.

Officers were called to the 1300 block of North 19th Street at about 7 p.m. After being unable to make contact with the subject, additional resources were called in.

About 25 residents were evacuated from neighboring apartments as crews worked to make contact with the man.

Just after 10:30 p.m., officers deployed a "chemical agent" into the home and then entered the structure. The subject was located unharmed inside.

It's unclear if the man was armed. Police said the man will undergo a mental evaluation.

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