The standoff between a male subject and area law enforcement agencies that lasted for several hours ended early this morning. According to authorities, at approximately 4:30 a.m. the subject involved in the standoff peacefully surrendered to law enforcement personnel. The subject lived in a home located on property owned by the Cherokee Nation on Farm Road on the western edge of the former Blue Ribbon Downs Racetrack. Negotiators from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Cherokee Marshal Service spent over 10 hours on the phone with the subject in hopes of a peaceful surrender. According to Sequoyah County Sheriff Ron Lockhart, the subject is being debriefed at this time and will be transported to a mental facility. It is our understanding that another press update will be released later this morning. We will relate that information to you as we receive it on both Facebook and live over-the-air broadcasts.
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