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SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) -

Smyrna police used rubber bullets to subdue a man after a five-hour standoff early Wednesday.

The standoff started about 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday when officers responded to a domestic situation at a home on Ella Street.

Michael Cowger, 64, was inside the home and started firing shots through a window after officers arrived, according to Police Chief Kevin Arnold.

Police evacuated neighboring homes and cut power to the neighborhood in an attempt to draw the suspect outside.

At about 1:30 a.m., a police sniper shot the man with several rubber bullets, and officers took him into custody.

Police said Cowger was hoping police would kill him.  He is currently being evaluated by medical personnel.

Cowger will be charged with six counts of reckless endangerment and one count of aggravated domestic assault.

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