Shortly after 5 a.m. Thursday, Pettis County deputies, along with Sedalia Police and Missouri State Highway Patrol, responded to 4200 W. Main on a man holding a crossbow to his body, threatening to kill himself.

In addition, he reportedly would not allow his family to leave the residence. Contact by police and deputies was made, and he eventually allowed his family to leave the residence.

A short time later, he surrendered to law enforcement authorities and was transported by deputies to Bothwell Regional Health Center for evaluation and on to the Pettis County Jail.

The man was not identified by police or the sheriff's office.

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