East Brainerd Road blocked by SWAT suspect standoff

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) – A SWAT standoff that lasted most of Tuesday afternoon was the result of HCSO deputies serving an order of protection to a resident.

The resident came out of the house holding a firearm as HCSO deputies were leaving the property.

Out of concern for the resident and any other people in the home, deputies approached the house and asked the man to come out on the front porch to speak with them.

The resident did not comply.

The firearm was not pointed at officers nor was it displayed in a threatening manner.

Deputies request additional personnel including SWAT and members of the Hostage Negotiation Team (HNT) as a precautionary measure until the full extent of the situation could be made clear.

Once SWAT and HNT personnel arrived on scene, two adults and one child were removed from the residence.

For several hours, the resident spoke with HNT personnel until officials concluded that the individual had not done anything illegal and was legally able to possess a firearm.

The name of the resident is not being released at this time.


Categories: Hamilton County, Local News

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