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Investigation Continuing Into Standoff Following Crash

Taylorsville Police are continuing their investigation into an accident that led to an armed standoff last Wednesday (January 24). A pickup truck crashed into a pair of utility poles on Main Street before coming to a stop.

When emergency units arrived, the driver of the vehicle was armed and threatening suicide. Several law enforcement officers responded and a standoff followed that lasted for more than an hour.

The man fired the weapon at himself and missed, according to Taylorsville Police Chief Michael Millsaps. The individual surrendered the weapon and was taken to a medical facility for treatment. No update on his condition had been released as of earlier today (January 28).

As a precaution two nearby schools, Taylorsville Elementary and Alexander Central High School, were placed on Code-in status. Millsaps stated that the schools were never in any danger.

Possible charges are pending. On Thursday Chief Millsaps said “for now it’s a medical issue.”

[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]