A man was talked out of suicide in Olivia on Sunday.

According to the Olivia Police Department, on Dec. 11, at about 7:19 pm, the Olivia Police Department, Renville County Sheriff’s Office and the Hector Police Department responded to the 800 block of South 15th Street in the city of Olivia for the report of a suicidal male.

When law enforcement arrived, they found a 24-year-old male holding a handgun to his head. Law enforcement notified the immediate area of the police activity, and the surrounding area placed in a lockdown for public safety.

A Renville County Sheriff’s Office crisis negotiator communicated with the male, who surrendered to law enforcement without incident and was transported to the Olivia Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

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