SWAT team diffuses domestic situation on Lyerly Street Thursday night

Chattanooga, TN (WDEF) – Some residents in East Lake were surprised when they couldn’t get to their apartment on Lyerly Street Thursday night. At least 11 Chattanooga police units and a SWAT team had to diffuse a domestic situation.

It all started at the Highland Apartments in the 2000 block of Lyerly Street. A juvenile male suspect refused to let his teenage girlfriend leave their apartment.

Police brought in the SWAT team as things began to escalate, but it took four distraction device explosions to finally get the situation under control.

No one was hurt in the incident. Police would not release the suspect’s name because he is under 18 years old.

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