This happened during the third quarter of the Super Bowl this year.
We were watching the game when my father in law comes out saying that he heard on our scanner, "Man with rifle at **** main st."
I'm thinking that's pretty close to here?......
Yep.....pretty close. ....like backyard close.
Immediately I turn off all inside lights and turn on all outside lights.
I grab my AR, and hand Father in law a shotgun.
(My wife and I were already carrying but, rifle > handgun)
Then we sit in the dark and wait........... and wait.
Then lots of police cars start to show up (which is an event in itself being that our town only has 2)
Finally the scanner says they have him in custody.
Turns out to be a guy fighting with his girlfriends father, and had some other "personal problems". He grabbed a .35 Marlin and went outside....fired one shot reloaded to capacity and was intending to kill as many cops that showed up as he could then shoot himself.
Turns out his plan sounded good in his head, but not quite as good when the cops actually got there. He gave up without much resistance.
Funny how that works?
It happens even in a one redlight town.