ROBY, Ill. (AP) _ A five-week standoff between a mentally troubled woman and police ended today, and the woman was being taken to a hospital for a court-ordered psychiatric examination, authorities said.

Shirley Allen is ``out, she's safe and in the care of medical professionals,'' said State Police spokeswoman Pam Wieties. She refused to say how the standoff ended. She was

The standoff began when Allen brandished a shotgun as her brother and Christian County sheriff's deputies tried to take her in for the court-ordered evaluation on Sept. 22. Allen's relatives said they requested the mental exam because she was getting increasingly depressed and paranoid.