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Police, firefighters and medical crews gathered on Kernersville Road on Friday afternoon, near the scene of a standoff with police.

Police say a man in the 5000 block of Sedge Brook Road in Winston-Salem threatened to shoot officers if they approached his home Friday morning. 

Family members of Thomas Lee Meyer, 56, had obtained involuntary commitment papers. Winston-Salem Police said officers were at the home, near Kernersville Road, to serve those papers shortly before 8 a.m. Friday.

That's when Meyer made the threats.

After 10 hours, the man surrendered without incident and was taken to the closest medical facility for evaluation, police said.

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