EMS crew confronted with gun, SWAT called

Updated: Aug. 14, 2017 at 6:38 PM EDT
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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A call for help in the St. Joseph neighborhood has resulted in a large police presence after first responders were confronted with a gun.

Around 2:20 p.m., EMS was called to the 500 block of Lilly Ave. in the Saint Joseph neighborhood on a report of a sick person, according to Mitchell Burmeister, a spokesman for Louisville Metro Emergency Services. Burmeister said after the Metro EMS arrived at the scene, the crew heard shots and notified MetroSafe.

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Major Josh Judah said that EMS was confronted by a person with a gun. The EMS workers backed out of the residence; Louisville Metro Police Department SWAT and Hostage Negotiation Teams were then called to the scene.

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Judah confirmed that the armed individual surrendered and was arrested without incident;  he also verified that no one was injured.

One person faces possible charges, LMPD said.

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