Melbourne, Fla.

Melbourne Police officers are currently in a standoff with a gunman who has barricaded himself in his home on Thursday night.

Police say they were called after getting reports of a man driving in a vehicle and shooting a gun into the air. The man had also made threats to his neighbours.

When police first arrived at the scene they were unable to find the man. Three hours later the man returned but again fled before officers could arrive.

Police later found the mans vehicle and started to chase him until the man started to drive recklessly. Officers pulled back from the pursuit of safety concerns.

Offices were able to find the man at his home and a standoff began around 10:00 p.m. At this time the man, who has not been identified has not responded to officer’s attempts to communicate with him.