Friday, February 27, 2009

Police apprehend two suspects in hostage standoff

WKRN Channel 2 news Metro police apprehended two suspects Thursday morning after a hostage situation at a home on Gatlin Drive in south Nashville. Police said the homeowner and two female acquaintances awoke shortly after 8 a.m. to find two suspects in the house. According to police, the suspects were wearing disguises and demanded the homeowner write two checks for $9,000 each. Authorities said the suspects then bound the homeowner with tape and told the two females to go to the bank and cash the checks or they would kill the homeowner. Police said the bank got suspicious, called the homeowner and then called police. SWAT officers surrounded the area and put nearby Nashville School for the Arts on lockdown as a precaution. The suspects were apprehended within a block of the home after they attempted to flee on foot. Police said one of the suspects had tape and a weapon was recovered, along with various pieces of evidence. The homeowner had minor injuries to his wrist Police are still investigating and charges are pending. Police later arrested one of the female aquaintences of the homeowner and a fourth suspect that police said was the woman's boyfriend. The suspects' names have not yet been released.

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