Police responded to a situation at the Southpark Shopping Center around 10 a.m. Monday morning on reports of a man with a gun.
Tyler police responding to situation at South Park Center. Stay tuned for more information.— KYTX CBS19 (@kytxcbs19) October 10, 2016
One driver live streamed the action on Facebook as well:
Initially it was thought that the man was at or near the Feliciano Financial Group building; however, the man was spotted in his vehicle in the parking lot of the shopping center.
Police say the 75-year-old man had a rifle but did not threaten anyone but himself. After a brief standoff, the man surrendered without incident.
Tyler PD: Suspect surrounded by officers in parking lot of South Park Center. Witnesses reported seeing a man waving a rifle.— KYTX CBS19 (@kytxcbs19) October 10, 2016
According to Tyler Police spokesperson Andy Erbaugh, the man was suicidal and will get the help he needs.