KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Knoxville Police Department negotiators were at the scene of an armed standoff in West Knoxville on Tuesday. After nearly four hours, the suspect exited the home and was taken into custody according to KPD.

The suspect has been identified as Dusty Mink, 40 of Powell. According to KPD, Mink had 13 outstanding warrants for failure to appear on a variety of previous charges, including burglary, weapon possession and drug possession charges. He will be charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest for the initial incident.

The situation began around 1:45 p.m. when KPD officers responded to Reagan Avenue, where police say a man was involved in an altercation with a neighbor. Officers were able to locate the man in the yard of a home in the 3700 block of Dance Avenue.

Police say that as the suspect was running from officers, he climbed onto the roof of a shed while armed with two knives. He then ran into a home at the corner of Dance Avenue and Cox Street, where he barricaded himself inside.

Because officers had been told Mink was armed, negotiators and Special Operations Squad personnel were called to the scene around 2:45 p.m. For two and half hours, negotiators unsuccessfully attempted to contact Mink leading to SOS officers going into the home. Police say they were able to talk with Mink, who was barricaded in a bedroom. However, KPD said Mink still refused to leave.

This led SOS units to deploy distraction and acoustic devices in an attempt to resolve the situation peacefully around 6:45 p.m. However, this was also unsuccessful and limited communication was reestablished.

Around 8:30 p.m., SOS officers began deploying gas irritants into the bedroom as KPD said negotiations continued to be unproductive. Within 25 minutes later, Mink exited the home and was taken into custody.

This is the third standoff situation in Knox County in the past 10 days.

A suspect was taken into custody after barricading himself in a Western Heights apartment and murder suspect died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff at a West Knox County.

EDITOR’s NOTE: This story has been updated.