Midlothian man getting help after police standoff ends peacefully

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. -- A standoff between police and a Midlothian man who refused to come out of his home ended peacefully Thursday afternoon, according to Chesterfield Police.

"We are all clear from scene. The subject was taken into custody and receiving medical treatment at hospital," Chesterfield Police Lieutenant Peter Cimbal said about the incident on Leiden Lane. "There were no serious injuries."

Police were called to the home at about 8 a.m. when the man threatened another man with what looked like a tomahawk.

"When I parked, he threatened me with the tomahawk saying I did not belong there and I was gonna be sorry I ever drove there," the threatened man, who asked his name not be published, said. "I called police. While on the phone, he came out saying more stuff. When police arrived, he threw the tomahawk and ran inside and wouldn't come out."

Chesterfield Police Lieutenant Peter Cimbal said the man was armed with a knife.

Neighbors said the man suffers from mental health issues and police have been called to the home before.

Leiden Lane is off North Bailey Bridge Road, near Hull Street Road.