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UPDATE: SWAT situation ends in Granger

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A SWAT situation has ended in Granger.

Police say it started as a domestic dispute after a woman called asking for police assistance. Police responded to the 52000 block of Grape Road just north of Cleveland Road around 10:00pm on Saturday. That's by the University Park Mall.

Sheriff Mike Grzegorek says there was an argument in a home north of Cleveland Road. A woman and three children were able to get out of the home safely.

Police say the man barracked himself in the basement of the home and threatened to kill himself. The man informed police that he turned the gas on in the house as well as a propane tank. Officer were able to shut the power off, AEP and NIPSCO were called in case the gas needed to be turned off in the area. Grzegorek says homes and businesses in the area were evacuated.

SWAT was called on the scene in case they were needed to get inside the house. After about 50 minutes, Grzegorek says a negotiator talked the man out of the home.

The man claimed to have a weapon in the home. The wife informed officers that she was not aware of any and police say they found none when they searched the home.

Police believe the man may have taken medication and drank alcohol. He was taken to the hospital to be treated. Police say he will be evaluated for 72 hours.

Grape Road was closed in the area for more than an hour. Grzegorek says no charges have been made at this time since there was no battery.

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