Welfare Check by Officers Turns Into Barricaded Subject

Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Officers were summoned to a home in the 300 Block of Dunwood Loop around 3:15 p.m. on Saturday afternoon to do a welfare check on an adult male threatening suicide. Upon arrival, officers learned that the subject had locked himself inside the home and was possibly armed with handguns and long-range rifles. Approximately 12 homes were asked to evacuate due to their close proximity to the subject’s home and to ensure that residents remained safe during the incident.

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Mt. Juliet Police Department’s Special Response Team and Crisis Negotiators quickly responded to the scene to ensure it ended as best as possible. In addition, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office sent their SWAT and Crisis Negotiation team to assist. During the ongoing situation, residents were not allowed to enter the Providence Landing neighborhood since the barricaded subject’s home was in close proximity to the neighborhood entrance. Other homeowners were asked to shelter in place.

After speaking with a Wilson County Sheriff Crisis Negotiator, the barricaded subject came out the front door to meet officers around 6:15 p.m. Thankfully, no one was harmed during this incident, and the barricaded subject went to a hospital for treatment.

“I hate that many of our residents were displaced during this incident, but the well-being of the barricaded individual and the safety of the public was our top priority,” stated Chief James Hambrick. “We appreciate Wilson County Sheriff Robert Bryan and his team of fine officers for responding to assist us.”

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