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Barricade Situation Over At Antioch Home, Suspect On The Loose

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Posted at 10:35 PM, Aug 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:48:06-04

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – A suspect who had barricaded himself inside a home has not been found, according to authorities.

The incident began around 3:33 p.m. Saturday at a home on Strand Fleet Road.

Officials surrounded the home, but upon entry, they did not find the suspect inside.

According to the woman who lives there, a man approached her while she was outside and asked for her name. She did not give it to him, which was when he allegedly raised his shirt and showed a gun.

The victim told police the suspect said, "Come off of it" and "Give it up," before grabbing her by the hair, trying to pull her inside the home.

The victim then broke free and ran to a neighbor's home, while the suspect ran into her home. A 10-month-old baby was still inside the home, asleep in an upstairs bedroom. The victim called 911.

Authorities said they do not believe the suspect knew the baby was in the home.

Officers were able to get inside the home and bring the baby safely out; however, the suspect was not found inside.

The suspect was described as a black male, standing approximately 5'6'' with shoulder-length dreadlocks. He was wearing a multi-color sweatshirt.

According to authorities, it's believed there was a seven minute window of time when the suspect could have escaped when neighbors and the victim were not watching the house before police arrived.

Police said they do not believe the suspect is a danger, since they think he was wanting something specific from the victim.

Anyone who knows anything about this crime has been urged to contact police.