Roads Reopen After Standoff In Columbia

Posted at 5:26 PM, Feb 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-07 09:59:30-05

Several roads in Columbia were closed Monday due to a standoff situation. 

Neighbors in the area told NewsChannel 5 that a suicidal person was barricaded in an abandoned church.

Officers and a SWAT unit responded to the scene. 

All roads near the Maury County Public Library at West 8th Street and South High Street were blocked.

Officials with the Columbia Police Department were able to contact the person and negotiators eventually brought about a peaceful and safe resolution.

Residents in the area were encouraged to stay indoors.