By Angela Rozas and Brett McNeil
Tribune staff reporters
September 7, 2004, 12:30 PM CDT
A standoff between Naperville police and an armed man ended peacefully about 10:40 a.m. today when the resident came out of his home and surrendered.
The man emerged wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans and did not appear to resist as police took him into custody outside his home, in the 2000 block of Navarone Drive in the western suburb. No injuries were reported.
The incident began about 5:20 a.m. when a woman called police to report her husband was threatening to shoot himself, authorities said. Officers went to the home, but the husband would not let them inside.
The man threatened to shoot himself with a small caliber handgun if his wife tried to leave, police said.
A special weapons and tactics team took up positions outside as police negotiated with the man by phone. He let his wife leave the house about 9 a.m. and finally agreed to surrender to authorities. He was in police custody this afternoon.
The intersection of 87th Street and Modaff Road near the home was closed to vehicles and pedestrians during the incident.
No charges had been filed as of midday. Police said they had no prior contact with the couple.
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