Man detained following SWAT situation in Joplin

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Joplin police detain a man following a SWAT situation on the west side of town.

Around 5:45 this evening Joplin police were called to a home near 8th and Jefferson for a man making threats to harm others. Officers arrived and heard what they believed to be gunshots inside the residence. That caused SWAT to arrive on scene and get set up.

Authorities finally got the man to surrender around 7:55. They say no one else was inside the home and officers did confirm he did fire shots inside the residence.

Police say the man has been taken for a mental evaluation. The Springfield bomb squad is en route to Joplin to check out apparent homemade incendiary device found inside the house.

Joplin police continue to investigate this incident and could release more information tomorrow.

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