Police take subject into custody following failed warrant attempt at northwest Knoxville home

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department has reported they’ve taken the subject they attempted to serve a warrant to at a northwest Knoville home earlier on Thursday, into custody.

Knoxville Police Department had several units and crisis negotiators at the scene of a home on Ohio Avenue in order to serve a warrant, but the scene was cleared and the subject wasn’t located at that time.

Earlier on Wednesday, KPD asked people to avoid Ohio Avenue in the northwest corner of the city after attempting to serve a warrant to a person “known to be armed.”

The department had multiple units and crisis negotiators at the residence off Sherman Street near Texas Avenue in an attempt to make contact with an unidentified person. KPD tweeted the information just before 3:45 p.m.

Police also said that they believed the subject was inside the residence at that time but didn’t have confirmation.

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