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Clarksville Police Negotiate Suicidal Man out of residence on Vanessa Drive


Clarksville Police DepartmentClarksville, TN – On July 17th, 2012, around 5:45am, Clarksville Police Officers responded to a residence at the 1300 Block of Vanessa Drive in reference to a 20 year old man threatening suicide.

The 20 year old man sent text messages to a friend telling him that he was holding a gun to his head. When officers arrived, they saw a 20 year old man with a handgun who was walking in and out of the Vanessa Drive residence with armed with a handgun.

The residence was surrounded, streets blocked off, and some of the occupants of nearby homes evacuated. The Tactical Unit and Crisis Negotiators were called to the scene.

The Crisis Negotiators were able to talk the 20 year old out of the residence without incident. The man was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

The area was reopened for the residents around 7:30am.




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