By WCCO-TV Staff

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — St. Paul police helped negotiate a peaceful ending to an armed standoff Friday afternoon.

According to police, officers responded late in the morning to a call at the intersection of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue, where they encountered a man was threatening to shoot himself and others. Bystanders and area businesses were evacuated.

(credit: CBS)

A crisis negotiating unit was able to keep people safe as officers spoke with the man and later took him into custody.

Officers initially responded to the intersection on a report that a man was shot in the arm. That man was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.