Man taken into custody after Midtown standoff - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Man taken into custody after Midtown standoff

Standoff on Jefferson Avenue (Source: WMC Action News 5) Standoff on Jefferson Avenue (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

People living in Midtown saw dozens of police cruisers and officers with guns drawn Thursday afternoon.

Memphis Police Department said officers responded to an emergency call in the 1900 block of Jefferson Avenue.

Our crews saw officers taking a man into custody. Officers said the suspect had a gun and was threatening to harm himself and others.

After about an hour of negotiating, officers were able to take the man into custody safely.

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