Knoxville Police Department says a standoff with an armed gunman in an East Knoxville neighborhood is over.
Authorities said they took the man into custody around 7:17 p.m. Saturday. Officers believed he was also the man who fired shots on I-40 Saturday morning.
The man then barricaded himself inside a home, made up of a number of apartments, on Wheeler Street for several hours.
KPD said a woman had been in a basement apartment, but they were able to get her out around 3 p.m. Saturday.
The man's name has yet to be released.
Authorities also reopened the westbound lanes of I-40 shortly after the man was taken into custody.
Neighbors said officers were in the area around 7:30 a.m. when shots were fired. Earlier in the morning, James Henley, a 20-year resident, said someone shot out the back window of his car and put bullet holes in the house next door.
KPD said there is a good chance the two incidents are connected.
Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:51:41 GMT
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