Man with gun walks into Taylor police station, wanted cops to shoot him, police say

Posted at 11:24 AM, Oct 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-14 17:18:21-04

A suicidal man was reportedly taken into custody Friday morning after some tense moments in Taylor.

Police say the man walked into the police station with a gun and wanted police officers to shoot him. According to police, the man is from Florida and is in his 30s.

City Hall was placed on lockdown and will be closed for the rest of the weekend.

A Taylor police hostage negotiator was able to calm the man down. 

They are seeking out psychiatric help for the man. 

"Our police officers did an excellent job apprehending the man without incident," Mayor Rick Sollars said. "We have sent all of our municipal building employees home for the day and normal operations will resume on Monday."