Shelton police officials said it is now safe for residents in the Longview Road area, where an armed man was reportedly seen outdoors at about 3 p.m.

“The situation here at Longview Road is currently under control,” Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said at slightly past 6 p.m.

The man now has surrendered and been taken into custody, although he has not been charged with a crime.

Police had evacuated some homes in the area and ordered other residents to shelter in place. As of 6:30 p.m., it was expected all residents would soon be able to return to their homes.