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Man Surrenders After Brief Standoff in Sparks

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Sparks Police say a man is in custody after he held authorities at bay for a brief period of time on Monday afternoon.

Police got a report of a man making suicidal and homicidal threats at a home on Red Leaf Court.

When they got there, 42-year-old Joseph Edward Long was holed up inside his home. They tried to make contact with him but were unsuccessful when he hung up during a phone call.

Police took extra precaution because he was known to have firearms - at one point he even threatened to burn down his home.

Because of that, they evacuated nearby homes and called in SWAT.

After several hours, long surrendered peacefully.

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