Deputies don vests and arm themselves with rifles.
Deputies End Armed Standoff Peacefully, LIVINGSTON, October 5, 2010 - At approximately 10 am on October 5, 2010, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a mobile home off Windwood Drive in the subdivision of Lake Livingston Village. The dispatchers reported it as a disturbance with a gun. Once deputies were enroute police radio updates stated it was a situation with a long rifle. Detectives, deputies, and a constable arrived at the residence to learn that the suspect was holed up in a bedroom with a shotgun. Deputies blocked off the area of the street where the standoff was ongoing. Deputies took up armed positions around the residence preparing for the worst. Fortunately, the standoff ended peacefully when Sergeant Rob Thomas emerged from the residence with the suspect, Phillip Pilace, 62, of Livingston. Pilace was loaded into a patrol unit and driven to Livingston Memorial Hospital for a voluntary evaluation. Pilace's female roommate stated to PolkCountyToday.com that he does have violent tenancies and has been physically abusive to her in the past. A neighbor of Pilace's said that he was diabetic and sometimes acts strange and is on medicine. The standoff lasted approximately 30 minutes and the scene was cleared by 10:45 am. At time of press, the legal status of Phillip Pilace is not known.
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