Standoff with armed man in Johnston County

JOHNSTON COUNTY, N.C. (WTVD) -- A standoff Saturday night between an armed man and Johnston County deputies ended peacefully.

It happened at a house along Highway 301 between Raleigh Road and Camelia Road. The highway was closed during the incident.

Chief Deputy Bengie Gaddis said it was a man armed with a handgun in his 50s with known health problems.

After a short standoff, deputies got the man to surrender and unload his gun, officials said.

He was being transported to a hospital for a mental evaluation by authorities, according to Gaddis.

The highway reopened soon after.

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