A Fort Stewart, Georgia, soldier barricaded himself with a weapon in his on-post apartment for three hours on Tuesday, according to a press release.

The incident happened about 11:20 a.m. on Courage Loop in Marne Point.

The soldier, who has not been identified at this time for privacy reasons, initially refused to comply with police commands, but he surrendered to military police almost three hours later.

The response team included a negotiator from U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, according to the statement.

Fort Stewart military police ended a potentially dangerous incident peacefully today at Marne Point. Above, Marne Point, an apartment complex for senior enlisted and junior officers. (Randy Murray/Army)
Fort Stewart military police ended a potentially dangerous incident peacefully today at Marne Point. Above, Marne Point, an apartment complex for senior enlisted and junior officers. (Randy Murray/Army)

“Skillful and compassionate negotiations between Fort Stewart law enforcement officers and the soldier turned a possibly life-threatening situation into a peaceful apprehension,” said Col. Jason Wolter, the Fort Stewart garrison commander. “I am thankful the soldier surrendered and pleased with the rapid response and professionalism of all involved in resolving this incident.”

Officials did not release any additional information or what prompted the incident.

The incident is currently still under investigation.