NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was taken into custody Sunday afternoon after an hours-long standoff in Bellevue.
Metro police, a SWAT team, and negotiators responded to a home on Hicks Road after the incident began around 10:15 a.m.
Police told News 2 they got a call about a possible suicidal man armed with a gun. When officers arrived, he reportedly refused to come outside and did not comply.
After multiple attempts to get him outside of his house, the SWAT team moved in and used to flash bangs to get his attention, according to authorities.
Around 2:30 p.m., the man did come outside and was taken into custody without further incident.
Metro police said the man, whose identity wasn’t released, was taken to a local VA hospital for a mental valuation.
“It breaks my heart because he’s really, really a nice guy. He’s lived here in the neighborhood as long as we have and we’ve lived here for 22 years,” said neighbor Robbie Lewis.
Further details have yet to be released.