Man taken into custody after 7-hour standoff with police in North Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — UPDATE 4:55 p.m. — Knoxville Police said Tuesday evening an earlier disturbance led them to take a male subject safely into custody after several hours of attempts to make contact with him for serving an assault warrant.

According to KPD, at around 9 a.m. on Tuesday, KPD officers responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 3300 block of Ocoee Trail. Arriving officers attempted to make contact with the male subject, who refused to come to the door or communicate with officers at the scene.

A records check revealed he had multiple outstanding warrants, including for aggravated assault from an incident that occurred on Cumberland Avenue in December. Multiple KPD units responded to the scene to assist in the safe removal of the subject from the residence, including crisis negotiators, Special Operations Squad personnel and the co-response team, KPD said. 

At sometime around 4 p.m., the man was safely taken into custody after approximately seven hours of continued efforts to make contact, KPD said.

“Due to the subject’s obvious state of mental crisis, he will be transported to the Roger D. Wilson Detention Facility to be booked for the outstanding warrants with further mental evaluation pending,” a release from KPD stated.


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Roughly two dozen police cars are at the scene of a North Knoxville residence as officers attempt to serve a warrant.

The Knoxville Police vehicles are outside a home on Ocoee Trail near Edgewood Park. According to a KPD spokesman, officers were trying to serve an aggravated assault warrant and the person is refusing to come out of the residence.

Police at the scene have broken windows and utilized a siren in an attempt to coerce the suspect from the home.

This is a developing story and we will provide you more information as it becomes available.

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