Lynchburg Police: After 15- hour standoff, man now in hospital

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A 15- hour standoff in Lynchburg is over, and one man is in the hospital after intending to harm himself with knives. 

According to police, officials were dispatched to check the welfare of a man who was reportedly lying on the railroad tracks near Jefferson Ridge Parkway around 10:00 a.m. Tuesday. 

After arriving on the scene, officers said they found the man threatening to harm himself while armed with knives. 

The Lynchburg Police Department Crisis Negotiations Team and Tactical Team responded to the scene after police first responded to the scene.

Trained LPD Negotiators began communicating with him and continued to do so for a total of fifteen hours.

The incident ended on Wednesday morning, according to police. LPD Tactical Team members were able to take the man into custody. 

The man was taken to Lynchburg General Hospital on an Emergency Custody Order for an evaluation. 

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