published Friday, March 28th, 2014

Chattanooga SWAT standoff ends without incident

A police car blocks the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 28th Street where Chattanooga Police Department SWAT officers were called this afternoon.
A police car blocks the intersection of Fourth Avenue and 28th Street where Chattanooga Police Department SWAT officers were called this afternoon.
Photo by Angela Lewis /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The SWAT team responded to a call from East Lake Court Apartments at 4:16 Friday afternoon.

A caller told police they were concerned that a 43-year-old white male family member was considering suicide, according to Wayne Jefferson, spokesman for the Chattanooga Police Department.

The Chattanooga Housing Authority also spotted him and noticed he was holding a gun. The man was taken into custody without incident by the SWAT team.

Jefferson said the man will likely undergo an evaluation.

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