Standoff ends with 1 taken into custody at Tazewell hotel

Standoff ends with 1 taken into custody at Tazewell hotel

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The incident happened at the Dixie Plaza Hotel on Dixie Highway in Tazewell. The incident happened at the Dixie Plaza Hotel on Dixie Highway in Tazewell.

TAZEWELL (WATE) – A police standoff at a Claiborne County hotel ended with a suspect in custody Thursday night.

The incident happened at the Dixie Plaza Hotel on Dixie Highway in Tazewell.

A hotel worker at the front desk told 6 News that officers asked to see information about who was renting rooms.

The worker said the police went to one room, but the man inside would not let them enter.

6 News spoke with one resident of the hotel who saw the whole thing unfold.

"I was inside the hotel and my mom said a bunch of cops were here, and I went outside, and there was a SWAT team, and a bunch of cops coming in and going all the way over there.  They were trying to get a guy with federal warrants on him," said Christina Russell.

Claiborne County emergency dispatchers tell us one person was taken into custody.

No other information has been released at this time.

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