Standoff at Tulsa mall ends peacefully, one man arrested

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TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa Police say a man surrendered to officers after a 90 minute standoff outside the Woodland Hills Mall overnight.

A security guard spotted a man sitting in a car outside the mall around 1:30 a.m. Friday and thought he was asleep.

When the guard approached the car, he noticed a gun on the man’s lap and immediately called 911.

Police officers arrived and tried to get the man to leave the car and hand over the weapon.

The suspect finally surrendered and was arrested around 3:00 a.m. after officers fired pepper balls at the car.

The man claims he was asleep and didn’t hear the police.

He said he was waiting for his girlfriend at work.