BIG RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A man was taken into custody after a report he pointed a gun at someone and then refused to come out of his Big Rapids apartment for hours Thursday.

It happened at the Village Green Apartments on Catherine Street north of Baldwin Street. A News 8 crew at the scene saw a large emergency response presence, including crews from Big Rapids, Mecosta County and Michigan State Police.

Big Rapids Police Department Officer William Sell said officers were called there around 12:45 p.m. A person called 911, saying they had visited the apartment to speak with the man and he pointed a gun at them. The caller was unharmed and left.

Police said they heard a gunshot as they were approaching the building. Police confirmed no one was actually shot. Officers evacuated the building as a precaution.

The man was alone in his apartment, Sell said, and police were in contact with him. An MSP Emergency Support Team took over negotiations around 3 p.m.

Sell said around 4:40 p.m. that the man was in custody without incident.

People were advised to avoid the area while emergency responders were on the scene, though there was not believed to be a threat to the public.