No charges filed against suicidal Alaska man in standoff

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Alaska say no charges will be filed against an armed, suicidal man who was parked in a vehicle with a woman for hours outside a hospital before he was detained.

Fairbanks police said Tuesday the man threatened suicide if anyone came near the SUV, but he never threatened anyone else.

No one was injured in the Monday incident in the parking lot of Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

Police say the woman was not a hostage and refused to leave. Police spokeswoman Yumi McCulloch says the woman is the man’s girlfriend.

Negotiators spoke with the man for several hours before both people got out of the vehicle.

The man was taken into protective custody and turned over to hospital staff for a psychiatric evaluation.

He had a shotgun and a second firearm was found in the SUV.

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