Nassau County police say that the homeowner fired a number of shots inside his Elmont house early Saturday morning after instructing his wife, stepdaughter and a tenant to leave.
Officers responding to a 911 call found the 64-year-old barricaded in the house on Bauer Court.
Detective Sgt. Anthony Repalone says that that negotiators were able to gain the man's trust. The standoff ended about 3 p.m.
The man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation.
Police did not identify him and no criminal charges are expected to be filed.
The man had a license for the gun that he used, police said.