Monday, September 13, 2010

Police Respond To Report Of Man With A Gun

At approximately 5:30 a.m. this morning, Cookeville Police Department officers responded to a man armed with a handgun at an apartment complex located on the east side of the city. Authorities say 34-year-old Michael W. Johnson of Cookeville had entered a friend’s unoccupied apartment and then refused to exit at the request of officers on the scene. Police say Johnson indicated to friends by telephone communications that he may be suicidal, and they say that during negotiations with Johnson, concern about his medical condition grew. At this point, a decision was made to make entry into the apartment, and Johnson was taken into custody for medical evaluation. Police say possible charges will be determined at a later time.