SOUTH PORTLAND — A police standoff ended peacefully at about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Redbank neighborhood of South Portland.

Police received a call at 9:45 a.m. from a man who was concerned about his friend, who was suicidal and might have guns. Police evacuated houses near 108 Macarthur Circle West, saying residents might be hurt if gunfire broke out. They were directed to the community center about a block away.

Police surrounded the house and a police negotiator was able to persuade the 54-year-old man to come out peacefully after about two hours. Police did not recover any guns though the man did have a knife, which he left inside when he came out.

Police took the man to Maine Medical Center for evaluation. Nobody was injured and there were no arrests.