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Deputies in standoff with man threatening suicide

Staff Report • Sep 28, 2009 at 12:00 AM

KNOXVILLE — Knox County deputies tonight surrounded a house in North Knox County where an armed man is threatening suicide.

A woman alerted authorities at 8:37 p.m. that her husband was holding a gun to his head threatening suicide, said Knox County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Ashley Haynes. The residence is located in the 7300 block of E. Emory Road.

The woman said she had an 11-year-old child with her, but the man was not threatening to harm anyone but himself.

Read the fulll report at the Knoxville News Sentinel's web site.

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