MARYVILLE (WATE) –The Maryville Police Department says no charges will be filed against a man who was described as armed and possibly suicidal man who forced a shopping center to be placed on lockdown Sunday night.
The 67-year-old man was taken into custody around 7 p.m. Police Chief Tony Crisp said they first got a call about an armed and possibly suicidal man in the Target parking lot. They found the man hiding in his Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck.
The man was underneath a pile of tarpaulins and he had a handgun, according to police.
During the standoff, The Blount County Sheriff’s Department broke two of his truck’s windows in order for fresh air to enter the car and to allow access to the man.
The man was not injured but was transported to Blount Memorial Hospital to receive an evaluation and for treatment of dehydration. His name has not been released.