Several emergency agencies surrounded a Paxton house late Thursday afternoon, as a man in the house was reportedly armed with a gun and suicidal.
Paxton Police, Ford County Sheriff's Police and Gibson Area Ambulance personal were called to the home in the 1100 block of Eastview Drive about 4:45 pm. A woman reported that her husband had made suicidal threats and that she later heard the sound of a gunshot.
Police reported the man refused to exit the home.
All surrounding homes were evacuated upon the request of police, and bystanders on the street were asked to leave the area.
SWAT team members arrived at the scene just before 6:30 pm.
Volunteers for the Paxton Emergency Response Service were blocking traffic around the scene.