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      4 hour standoff in Birmingham ends peacefully

      Birmingham Police have peacefully ended a four-hour standoff in downtown Birmingham.{} Around 7:30 Wednesday morning, the suspect came out of his apartment on 24th Street South.{} The standoff started with a call to police.ABC 33/40 spoke with a woman who says she is the mother of the suspect.{} The woman stated her son had been out drinking and did not have a key to the apartment.{} The man tried climbing in the window and someone called police to report a break-in, she tells us.Police on the scene say the man refused to come out of the apartment, so they called out additional units and negotiators.{} Although no reports of weapons were given, officers say they had to take all precautions.{} Ten apartment buildings were blocked off by crime scene tape until the stand-off ended.The suspect came out of the apartment around 7:30 a.m.{} He was eventually handcuffed and put in the back of a patrol car.{} Neighbors shouted, "we love you, Slim" as he got into the car.{} Officers tell us the man is going for evaluation at a nearby hospital.So far, no word on what, if any charges will be filed.