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La Vergne Police Arrest Man After 3 Hour Standoff

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Sep 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-22 23:33:21-04

LA VERGNE, Tenn. - Authorities said someone stopped by the police station Sunday morning to let officers know a man had barricaded himself in a garage.

When officers arrived at the home on Josh Cove the man was standing outside the garage with a gun.

"He was arned and kept going in and out of the garage," said Chief of Police Mike Walker.

Several agencies responded including the fire department, the Rutherford County SWAT Team, and a special operations team.

Neighbors who lived nearby said they got a knock on the door from officers letting them know what was going on.

"He told me, 'We have a hostage situation, stay inside, don't let anyone come outside,'" said Mrs. Davis, a neighbor, who ended up watching the incident from her window.

Chief Walker said a senior negotiator convinced the man to surrender, and that's when authorities moved in.

"He was standing out in front, and we used some with SWAT and the SWAT was there and was able to take him into custody before he did anything else," Chief Walker said.

Police had not yet released the name of the suspect. He was taken to the Rutherford County Jail. There was no word on what charges he was expected to face.