Suspect apprehended after early-morning 'situation' in Mount Jul - WSMV News 4

Suspect apprehended after early-morning 'situation' in Mount Juliet

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Lonnie Baggatta (Source: Mt. Juliet Police Department) Lonnie Baggatta (Source: Mt. Juliet Police Department)
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MOUNT JULIET, TN (WSMV) -

Officers successfully apprehended a suspect early Saturday morning in Mount Juliet after a suspicious video was posted on Facebook Live. 

According to Lt. Tyler Chandler, Mount Juliet Police were notified about the video, which showed an adult male threatening another adult male with a gun, around 2 a.m. Saturday. 

An investigation into the video was initially started by the Wilson County Sheriff's Office but was later transferred MJPD once they determined the location of the altercation, on the 1400 block of Brighton Circle, was in their jurisdiction. 

Officials quickly set up a perimeter around the home in the Hickory Hills subdivision, including the evacuation of four homes nearby. Thirteen adults and three children were removed from their homes and taken to a safe location.

A woman inside the suspect's home and the victim were also deemed safe by police. 

After everyone in the area was safe, officials quickly apprehended the suspect. He was identified as 34-year-old 34-year-old Lonnie Baggatta, who is a convicted felon.

Baggatta was booked into the Wilson County Jail and charged with aggravated assault, unlawful possession of a weapon (convicted felon in possession of a handgun), and simple possession of a schedule VI drug (marijuana).

Watch the full media briefing on Saturday morning's incident below: 

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