An hourslong standoff that began after Long Beach police fired at a man Sunday afternoon came to an end after the suspect surrendered to authorities.

The incident began around 10:15 a.m. on the 5200 block of East 25th Street, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Officers initially responded for a report of a man pointing a firearm at a relative, the LBPD said in a news release.

When they arrived on scene, they contacted the unidentified man inside the residence. He was at the back of the home holding a rifle, police said.

Police say he refused to surrender and pointed the rifle at the officers, which led to shots being fired.

The man was not hit, but he retreated into the home.

For much of Sunday afternoon, police surrounded the home where the man was barricaded after evacuating nearby houses. Crisis negotiators and a SWAT team were also called to the scene.

At about 4:25 p.m., the SWAT team breached the home and took the suspect, 55-year-old Michael Eugene Amacher of Long Beach, into custody.

“The suspect suffers from pre-existing medical conditions and was transported to a local hospital by the Long Beach Fire Department to be cleared for booking,” the LBPD said.

No one was hurt during the incident, though police seized a functional gun and a replica firearm.

  • The Long Beach Police Department seized one firearm and a replica gun after a standoff on Oct. 2, 2022, police said.
  • The Long Beach Police Department seized one firearm and a replica gun after a standoff on Oct. 2, 2022, police said.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detectives Michael Hubbard and Jesus Espinoza at 562-570-7244.

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or visit lacrimestoppers.org.