Update: Man in Standoff Said He Poured Gasoline on Himself

A brief standoff with police ended peacefully around 11 p.m. last night.

This story was updated at 12:41 p.m. If you witnessed the incident, tell us your account in the comment section below:

Last night, Middletown Police evacuated homes around Ludlow Road after police said they had a brief standoff with a man and there was a strong smell of gas in the area.  According to officials, the man allegedly locked himself in the house and told police he poured gasoline on himself. 

He peacefully surrendered to police around 11:00 p.m. and was taken to Newport Hospital for evaluation.

According to the , as of this morning, no charges have been filed.

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