KIMBOLTON -- A man threatening to commit suicide at a Salt Fork State Park cabin kept law enforcement officers at-bay for nearly three hours Sunday (Jan. 23) afternoon until he surrendered just before 3 p.m.

Following his surrender, the unidentified male was transported by United Ambulance to Southeastern Med for a medical evaluation.

He was later transported by sheriff's deputies to a mental health care facility in Athens for further treatment.

A 9-millimeter pistol was reportedly recovered from the cabin.

According to reports, a caller from Stark County alerted authorities to the alleged suicide attempt at the cabin at approximately noon.

Deputies and United personnel were dispatched to the scene and met with a park ranger near the scene prior to approaching the cabin at 12:43 p.m.

At 1:31 p.m., Sheriff Mike McCauley was requested at the scene as the male was reportedly still threatening to commit suicide and would not let authorities inside the cabin.

At 2:13 p.m., an officer with the Canal Fulton police department advised local authorities that the suicidal male was speaking with a doctor via his cellular telephone.

The officer advised the doctor reported the male had calmed down.

The male's sister advised he had previously been sent to a mental health care facility, but refused treatment.

At 2:47 p.m., a deputy reported McCauley was speaking with the male outside the cabin and he was taken into custody

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a short time later.

Deputies followed United ambulance to Southeastern Med.

A deputy advised at 3:14 p.m. that he found the handgun, which was seized and left with a park ranger.

Multiple deputies responded to Southeastern Med to assist with securing the man while he was treated.

At 7:35 p.m., two deputies left Southeastern Med with the male en route to the Athens facility.

Reports did not indicate if charges would be filed against the male.