Man In Custody After Standoff In South Nashville

Posted at 5:22 AM, Mar 18, 2016

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. 

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.