Suspect In Custody After 17-Hour Standoff In Clarksville

Posted at 10:49 PM, Oct 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-17 08:04:18-04

A suspect has been taken into custody after a 17-hour standoff in Montgomery County. 

Officers from the Clarksville Police Department were first called to a home along the 1200 block of Commerce Street in Clarksville around 11a.m. Monday after reports of a man behaving strangely. 

When they got on the scene, they said the man was outside the door holding an AK-47-style rifle.
He eventually went back inside and refused to come out.

Officers on the scene said the man fired a shot into the ground, but that was believed to be accidental discharge. 

Police said the tactical team made entry into the home shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday. 

The suspect was arrested on a charge of reckless endangerment. His name was not known. 

There were no known injuries.