A man has been taken into custody after an armed standoff in south Nashville.
The incident began shortly after midnight Friday on Stirton Drive, located not far from Glenrose Avenue.
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Officials with Metro Nashville Police said the ordeal began as a domestic situation after a victim said her boyfriend threatened her with a gun.
Officers arrived on the scene and found the suspect in the backyard with a gun.
Police said at one point, he began making threats that he would harm himself. When he stopped talking with police, SWAT officers deployed a flash-bang grenade prior to releasing a K9.
After nearly five hours of refusing to surrender peacefully, the man was taken into custody around 4:45 a.m.
He was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries after being bitten by a K9.
Several neighbors had to be evacuated for their safety, but have since been allowed to return to their homes.
A field captain on the scene says the suspect will be charged with at least aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The suspect's identity was not immediately released.