Police negotiated with a 41-year-old man for \u201cseveral hours\u201d today before he agreed to surrender on Longview Road in Shelton. (Photos by Brad Durrell) Shelton Police Lt. Robert Kozlowsky said two members of the Shelton Police Department negotiated with the suspect, who reportedly had been seen in his yard on Longview Road with a gun. Police responded to the scene at about 3:15 p.m. \u201cThe negotiators were able to talk to him,\u201d Kozlowsky said. The situation was resolved with the man's surrender at about 6 p.m. Heavy police response Multiple police vehicles responded to the scene. The Shelton Police Department was assisted by the State Police as well as the Southwest Region 2 Special Response Team, a regional law enforcement entity that includes Shelton police members. (Story continues below) ----------------- Click below to see more photos from the scene: http:\/\/sheltonherald.com\/50819\/photos-from-police-stand-off-on-longview-road\/ ----------------- From one end of Longview Road, where police barriers had been set up, law enforcement officers with what appeared to be high-powered rifles could be seen in the distance. K-9 dogs also were part of the response. Police had evacuated some homes in the area and ordered other residents to shelter in place. \u2018Our main priority...\u2019 \u201cOur main priority was to resolve this successfully and peacefully, which we did,\u201d Kozlowsky said. He said much of the credit for the outcome goes to how the police negotiators handled the situation. He declined to say for certain that the man was armed. One officer at the scene described the man as being \u201cdisgruntled,\u201d and said he had \u201cdropped his gun\u201d when giving up. Uncertain what instigated crisis The captured man was taken to the hospital from the scene and has not been charged with a crime at this point. Kozlowsky said it was unclear what had caused the situation. \u201cWe want to find out what happened,\u201d he said. \u201cNow the investigation will begin,\u201d Kozlowsky said. Neighbor: \u2018You don\u2019t know what can happen\u2019 A man who was observing the situation from the end of his driveway on Laurel Wood Drive, directly across from the beginning of the dead-end Longview Road, said someone had contacted him to tell him what was happening in the neighborhood before he returned home from work. \u201cYou don\u2019t know what to expect these days,\u201d the resident said. \u201cPeople are hanging on a string \u2014 and you don\u2019t know what can happen.\u201d Longview Road is a dead-end street off Laurel Wood Drive, which is off Long Hill Avenue south of Wesley Village and Long Hill Elementary School.