St. Tammany Parish sheriff’s deputies have taken a 22-year old Covington-area man to a northshore hospital for evaluation after a brief standoff outside his parents’ home this afternoon.
Shortly after noon today, a passerby called 911 to report that the man was outside the home in the River Oaks subdivision with a gun pointed at his own head.
When deputies arrived, the man was initially uncooperative and the Sheriff’s office SWAT team was called to the scene.
As team members were arriving at the residence, patrol deputies who had been at the scene were able to take the man into custody without injury to anyone involved.
The man was transported to Lakeview Hospital, where he will undergo evaluation by hospital personnel.