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Tennessee gunfire: 2 police officers shot, suspect arrested

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KINGSPORT, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say two officers have been shot during an exchange of gunfire, and a suspect has been apprehended.

Kingsport Police Department spokesman Tom Patton says officers went to serve warrants Thursday afternoon on a man in a subdivision who then barricaded himself inside his condominium. Patton says officers surrounded the condo, called in a SWAT team and were formulating a plan when shots were fired around 4:45 p.m.

The Kingsport Times-News reports the injuries to the officers, who were taken for medical attention, do not appear to be life-threatening.

Patton told broadcast outlet WJHL that the suspect was subsequently taken into custody about 6 p.m. in what he described as "a very fluid, volatile scene for a few minutes." He didn't elaborate, nor immediately disclose the man's identity.

Information from: Kingsport Times-News, http://www.timesnews.net

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