Domestic Dispute Draws SWAT Team to Tuscaloosa Apartments
Part of the Tuscaloosa SWAT team deployed to a local apartment complex Tuesday but left the area without incident.
As most of the city hunkered down indoors amid freezing temperatures, icy roads and widespread school closures, a large number of Tuscaloosa Police Officers briefly responded to Copper Creek Apartments near Bowers Park off James I Harrison Parkway around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Officers were called to respond to an active domestic dispute involving a 31-year-old man inside one of the units there who did not comply with orders to come outside and speak to police.
Backup units including some members of the SWAT team responded and more than half a dozen TPD vehicles gathered outside the apartment complex on 12th Avenue East, but TPD spokeswoman Stephanie Taylor said they determined the woman involved in the domestic dispute was no longer on the scene, and the only outstanding charges against the man inside were misdemeanor writs for failure to appear in court.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Although TPD first said the suspect suspect surrendered to police, Taylor told local media at 3:45 Tuesday that was not accurate - officers left the scene around noon and will follow up regarding the pending misdemeanor charges.
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