A suicidal subject in Putnam Township resulted in a police standoff that ended peacefully.

The incident began shortly before 10am Wednesday, when the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office received information from the Plymouth Police Department. The office was advised to be on the lookout for a subject armed with a handgun that was possibly suicidal and may have been on their way to an address in the Pinckney area.

The Livingston County Sheriff Uniform Services Division responded to the area and at approximately 10:43am, the subject pulled into a residence on Spears Road in Putnam Township. The office says the subject exited the vehicle with a gun and was located in the backyard of the residence. Michigan State Police, along with the Pinckney, Hamburg and Unadilla Township Police Departments assisted the Uniform Services Division on scene.

Negotiators with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office were able to speak with the subject, who eventually agreed to surrender peacefully at approximately 12:33pm. The Sheriff’s Office says the subject was placed into protective custody and is receiving professional assistance with the help of family members. (JM)