A man was arrested Thursday after Huntums Ghut residents reported hearing gunshots, police said.

Officers responded to a home the suspect had entered and at about 6:15 p.m. “began to engage the subject in a dialogue that ultimately resulted in his surrender just after 7 p.m.,” according to a police press release.

A silver nine-millimetre semi-automatic pistol with 26 rounds of ammunition was recovered, and police found two nine-millimetre shells outside the premises. No injuries were reported.

Police said Friday the suspect was at Peebles Hospital undergoing medical and psychological evaluation.

Acting Deputy Police Commissioner Alwyn James commended the officers of the Tactical Unit for defusing the situation.

“Cases such as these, where officers must apprehend an armed and potentially dangerous suspect, always require that officers be able to balance an armed response with skills in police negotiation,” Mr. James said Friday. “Yesterday, officers exhibited that balance with excellence, and for that I highly commended them.”