Three-hour standoff ends in arrest in Lonsdale community

A standoff between officers and a barricaded suspect in a Lonsdale neighborhood ended peacefully.
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 5:51 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 8:28 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A three-hour standoff between officers and a barricaded suspect at the intersection of California Avenue and Badgett Drive in Lonsdale ended peacefully Thursday, according to officials with the Knoxville Police Department.

Multiple KPD units including negotiators and SWAT were on scene, trying to make contact with the barricaded subject. The subject was believed to be armed and barricaded inside a house on Badgett Drive.

According to police, Daniel Drew, 38, was taken into custody following the incident. Drew allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in the Lonsdale area around 2 p.m. on Thursday.

When officers went to make contact with witnesses to the robbery at an apartment on Texas Avenue, Drew reportedly fled on foot into another apartment on Badgett Drive, reports stated.

Drew was taken into custody following the three-hour standoff. Drew was charged with aggravated robbery, vandalism, aggravated criminal trespassing and evading arrest.

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