CLEVELAND COUNTY, N.C. -- N.C. Highway Patrol said a man was arrested after he fired shots near state troopers Monday night.

State troopers responded to a call of a man lying on Hull Road. When state troopers arrived, the man fired shots and ran into a nearby soybean field.

"We did a perimeter, called in for aerial support from CMPD, they were able to help us with that," said Brian Huffstickler, a North Carolina state trooper.

K9 officers bit and apprehended 34-year-old Kelly Parker, state troopers say. He appeared to be mentally unstable throughout the entire situation, according to state troopers.

"He was already acting somewhat unbalanced, mentally, so we just want to get him cleared and make sure he is OK," Huffstickler said. "In spite of the situation, his well-being is still very important to us."

CMPD and deputies from Burke, Cleveland and Lincoln counties assisted state troopers on the scene.