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Suspect in custody after neighborhood sprayed with bullets

Ed Troyer / Pierce County Sheriff via AP

Deputies take Mike McBee into custody in Tacoma, Wash. Tuesday, after he allegedly walked down the street firing guns at houses and then barricaded himself in his home. This photo was provided by the Pierce County Sheriff's Dept.

A man who reportedly walked through a Tacoma, Wash., neighborhood spraying gunfire was taken into police custody after a standoff at his residence, Seattle TV station KING 5 reported.

Police had surrounded the home Tuesday afternoon, where the man with at least four high-powered weapons was holed up, a sheriff's official told NBC News.

Pierce County Sheriff's Department told KING that the suspect was 67-year-old Mike McBee, a Vietnam veteran.

No injuries were reported, but Pierce County sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer said several homes were hit by bullets in the neighborhood in Tacoma, about 30 miles of Seattle.

Troyer, speaking before the suspected was named, said the gunman was known to have "mental health issues" and was believed to have been drinking.

Police began firing tear gas into the house early Tuesday evening, KING reported.

KING reported that numerous residents of the neighborhood had been evacuated and that those who remained were asked to stay inside.

Troyer told KING that the suspect had substance abuse issues.

NBC News' Denise Ono and Ian Johnston contributed to this report.

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