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Deputies in standoff with man threatening suicide

September 28th, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

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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