The Waterloo Police Department handled a situation early Tuesday morning in the 400 block of South Market Street involving a 37-year-old man who had threatened the use of a firearm to harm himself or anyone approaching his home, where he lives alone.
The call came in around 6:30 a.m.
Waterloo Police Chief Jim Trantham ordered the closure of South Market Street from Fourth Street to Front Street while officers dealt with the man.
The man eventually agreed to be taken to an area hospital for evaluation. No injuries were reported in the incident and the portion of roadway on South Market was reopened later in the morning.
The chief said his officers have responded to this home in recent weeks.
The road opened up again shortly after 9:00 a.m.