An early morning standoff at the Windsor Mews Apartment complex on North Levitt Street in Rome came to a peaceful end.

Rome Police responded for a report of a distraught man who had barricaded himself inside his apartment.

Police say the man was screaming and yelling and reportedly had a handgun.

Officers quickly evacuated the surrounding apartments and attempted to speak with the man.

After more than three and- a-half hours of negotiations, the man exited the apartment and was taken into custody without incident.

A pellet gun was recovered at the scene.

The man was transported to Rome Hospital for an evaluation.