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OKLAHOMA CITY - One man is in custody following an almost three-hour standoff in Oklahoma City early Friday morning.

Around 12:30 a.m., officers were called to the 3200 block of N.W. 42nd St. when the armed suspect called police.

"Was actually standing on the roof of his house holding a handgun to his head," said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with the Oklahoma City Police Department.

When police arrived, they realized 35-year-old Jack Christopher Provin was armed with a shotgun and a pistol.

Authorities say he was drunk and was ranting about his child and ex-wife.

"He was periodically drinking from a liquor bottle. He was intoxicated, extremely belligerent, yelling at officers," said Wardlow.

Authorities say Provin fired three to four rounds into the air.

"He made that comment several times that he wanted officers to shoot and kill him," said Sgt. Jennifer Wardlow, with Oklahoma City Police Department.

Officials say police did not return fire in this case and were able to bring the standoff to a peaceful end.

The tactical team was able to enter the home and apprehend Jack Provin peacefully.

No one else was inside the home at the time.

Officials are now investigating the case, including the possibility that mental issues played a factor.

Neighbors, like Karen Brady, were awakened by the loud bang.

"I just don't have a lot of respect for someone who would randomly shoot a gun up in the air because that's just not being safe," said Brady. "I'm divorced, I know it's tough, but that's not the way to handle it. Sometimes you need to learn a lesson."

Provin faces charges of reckless conduct while in possession of a firearm to discharging a weapon in a public place.

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