NAMPA -- Families were evacuated from their homes, as Nampa Police were involved in a standoff Saturday.

Patrol responded out here at about 10:28am, said Nampa Police Sergeant Tim Randall.

Randall says officers received a call of a possible domestic battery Saturday morning. A woman fled the house on the 2000 block of Neilscott in Nampa, and called police. Randall says when officers showed up, the man still inside the home, refused to come out. We've got our negotiation team here, trying to make contact with him. They're going to talk to him, and hopefully get him to come out, and give up peacefully.

Randall says the man had firearms inside the home, and indicated he may harm himself. We Have our Tactical Response Team out here. They set up a perimeter around the house. They have evacuated the block, and all the surrounding houses. We do have information that he does have weapons. He has not made any direct threats to any of us, but we're just being cautious.

Meanwhile, Lori Sells and Jay Pruett got back from a shopping trip to find police blocking their street.

We showed up back here, I don't know, one o'clock or so, and saw all this excitement here, said Pruett.

They live across the street from where the standoff was happening, and couldn't get back home. However, Lori's mom was still there.

She didn't even know about it until I called her. I just told her to go to the back of the house, away from the front, said Sells. I hope it all turns out good.

Lori's hopes eventually came true at about 1:40pm. The man came out peacefully, and was taken into custody without further incident. Also, Lori and Jay finally got to go home after the scene was cleared, and Lori's mom was fine.

Right now, we don't know what charges, if any, will be filed against the man at the center of the standoff.

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