A man who allegedly brandished a firearm inside an apartment and fired one round outside before barricading himself inside a Wakefield Road home surrendered to Oak Ridge police officers as a SWAT team arrived Monday evening, authorities said.
The unidentified man allegedly entered the apartment at Wakefield Road Townhomes and Apartments and brandished the firearm with several people inside, Oak Ridge Police Department Lt. Matt Tedford said. A fight ensued, Tedford said.
The man fired one round outside, but it was not aimed at anyone, police said.
After the man barricaded himself inside his apartment, police set up a perimeter and started negotiations. The SWAT team was notified, and the man decided to come out of his apartment as the SWAT team arrived, Oak Ridge Police Chief Jim Akagi said.
The ORPD received the domestic disturbance call at 7:29 p.m. Monday.
Akagi said the responding police officers did an outstanding job. Another police standoff a little more than one month ago, this one on Jellico Lane, also ended peacefully. In that four-hour standoff, a 62-year-old woman was charged with possession of a handgun while intoxicated.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
Note: This story had been updated with new information from the Oak Ridge Police Department. See newer story here.