The Bellevue house catches fire after hours of confrontation


BELLEVUE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An hour-long confrontation between subway police and a barricaded man has officially come to an end after the center where the confrontation originated caught fire early Friday morning.

The incident began Thursday afternoon around 2:30 p.m. on Sawyer Brown Road at General George Patton Road in the River Plantation neighborhood of Bellevue.

(Nashville Metro Police)

Metro police say officers attempted to serve a warrant at a residence when Zachary Michael Johnson, 40, refused to surrender and barricaded himself inside the home.

On Thursday, Metro Police issued warrants for Johnson’s arrest, accusing him of harassing and harassing/threatening an assistant district attorney in Nashville.

The hours-long standoff ended around 3am on Friday morning after the clash’s reception center caught fire. It is not known what led to the fire at this time.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames early Friday morning. Officials say Johnson was able to escape the residence with minor injuries.

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According to Metro Police, Johnson fired a few shots at SWAT officers at the scene during the hours-long standoff.

Neighbors told a News 2 crew at the scene that they were not asked to leave their homes for the duration of the incident.

No other information was immediately released.


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