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Apparent Standoff In Donelson Comes To An End

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Posted at 10:20 PM, Jun 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-09 02:31:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – An apparent standoff in Donelson has ended after authorities responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex.

For the second day in a row, authorities were called to an apartment complex on Timber Valley Drive and Elm Hill Pike. The situation had apparently been going since 11 a.m.

A spokesperson for the department said they were also called to the residence Thursday to assist a woman who had climbed on top of the roof of the building. Her mother later arrived and was able to talk her down.

Police were called again Friday after she allegedly tried to force her way into a neighbor’s apartment.

Objects appear to have been thrown from a window of the residence. Witnesses said the woman was seen on the roof once again.

“We were here at the pool and noticed this lady running across the roof," said one resident.

Multiple ambulances, along with a fire truck and a mobile command unit were called to the location.

Residents at the complex credited police with being patient with the woman during the two-day ordeal. Melissa Efta said he was relieved the situation is over.

“I think that’s what all of us were worried about, her harming herself or retaliating outside her window to any of these neighbors," Efta said. "She is now going to get the attention she needs and we get to have our neighborhood back. So thank them [police] for the safety of both." 

Police said the unidentified woman may suffer from a mental illness. It was unknown if she would face any charges.