1 in custody after standoff at Smyrna home


One person is in custody after police responded to a barricaded subject at a Smyrna home Monday morning.

It happened at a home on Tarrytown Drive, just off Almaville Road, not too far from Interstate 24. Almaville Road was closed for a short time to drivers.

Police responded to the home after receiving a 911 call requesting an ambulance. While on the phone, the dispatcher heard someone in the background saying, “Please put the gun down.”

As a precaution, Smyrna police and the SWAT team were notified.

Police said four children and a woman were inside the home at the time. They were unharmed

“That was our primary concern,” Sgt. Bobby Gibson said. “Anytime there is barricaded subject, that’s a dangerous situation, but with children inside the home that raises the level of concern quite a bit.”

According to police, the incident ended peacefully after they were able to make contact with the man inside the home. A pistol and a shotgun were found inside, police said.

Sgt. Gibson said the suspect may have some health issues and medications may have changed his thought process. He was taken to a local hospital.

“Everyone is safe, so there is no better outcome,” Gibson said.

Additional information was not released.

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