North Kingstown police talk down barricaded man with a knife

This is a photo of the house in North Kingstown where police talked down a barricaded man. (WLNE)

NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (WLNE) — A man willingly came out of a North Kingstown home after he barricaded himself from police for hours on Monday.

Officials said they received a 911 call at about 4:39 p.m. from a man who said his brother had a knife and was threatening to hurt people.

Patrol officers were shortly dispatched to a home on Lenox Court where the caller reported his location.

When officers arrived on-scene, they said they met a man with a knife in his hand standing on the front porch of a home.

They said the man was the only one at the house at the time and he eventually retreated inside.

Police said they called the man when he told them if they entered, he would stab himself. The fire department staged near the home shortly after the call.

Officers kept the man engaged in conversation for about an hour when they said they were able to talk him down.

He eventually began to cooperate and peacefully left the home unarmed, police said.

The man was taken to an area hospital for a mental health evaluation. No injuries were reported.

Police said the investigation into the incident remains active.

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