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UNION CITY, Okla. - Authorities have a man in custody after a seven-hour standoff overnight in Union City.

It started around 7 p.m. Tuesday near S.W. 59th St. and Wagon Wheel Circle.

As the sun came up Wednesday morning, the property in Union City looked nothing short of peaceful but Tuesday night was a different story.

A woman called police, fearing for her safety, saying her brother was on drugs.

When officials arrived, 42-year-old Patrick Wimberly was inside the home refusing to surrender.

"He said we would have to kill him to get him out," Union City Police Chief Eddie Dickerson said.

Officers said they tried communicating with Wimberly by throwing a phone to him but Wimberly threw it back and walked back into the house.

After that, the Canadian County task force was called in to help.

"The task team used a ram to enter the front door and take him into custody," Dickerson said. "He did resist and he did have a gun in the house but he didn't have it with him."

Wimberly is facing charges of possession of narcotics, resisting arrest and felony possession of a firearm.

Authorities said they've responded to Wimberly's home in the past for disturbance calls but never expected a standoff.

"It doesn't happen very often," Dickerson said. "I think since I've been chief in the past 12 years, we've had maybe three."

Fortunately, no one was injured in the seven-hour standoff.

Officials said even though the standoff lasted throughout the evening, they could not have hoped for a better outcome.