KPD e-News Release: Suspect in Custody Following Standoff

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Suspect in Custody Following Standoff
DATE: February 16, 2018
CASE #: 18-005020
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On February 15, 2018 at approximately 11:00 PM, based upon a citizen call for service, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to 1175 Martingale Square to check the general health and welfare of a reportedly suicidal adult male resident.

Upon arrival of the Officers, the resident chose to rapidly and unnecessarily escalate the situation, which resulted in a three-hour standoff. Shortly after 2:00 AM, he was ultimately apprehended with the assistance of the K.P.D. S.W.A.T. Team.

Once in custody, he was transported to a local healthcare facility for evaluation; however, as a direct result of his aggressive actions toward the Officers, criminal charges are now pending.

The situation has been deescalated, and the scene is now secure; however, this remains an open and active criminal investigation. Additional information will be released as it becomes available.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

ThomasMPatton

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