published Sunday, November 25th, 2012

92-year-old man charged after SWAT incident in Chattanooga

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A man was charged with three counts of aggravated assault and a count of reckless endangerment after SWAT and hostage negotiation teams were called out at 4406 James Lane Sunday night.

The Chattanooga Police Department said Y.C. Cothron, a 92-year-old black male, was charged.

Police officers had responded to the James Lane location to check on Cothron’s well-being, but had been met with several gunshots as they approached the house.

SWAT and hostage negotiation teams then came to the scene and, police said, a chemical agent was used after efforts failed to get Cothron to come out of the house.

Police said Cothron then surrendered, coming out of the residence unhurt.

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