published Sunday, April 28th, 2013, updated April 28th, 2013 at 3:04 p.m.

Chattanooga bomb squad disables two explosive devices in Red Bank


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The Chattanooga police bomb squad disabled two devices in a Red Bank apartment after a barricaded man was taken into custody early this morning, authorities said.

Chandler Wynn Mauldin, 24, of 4223 Tacoma Ave., is in the Hamilton County Jail on $140,000 bond, Red Bank Police Chief Tim Christol said in a news release. Mauldin is charged with two counts of assault and one count of possession of a prohibited weapon.

Christol said authorities were called to Mauldin's apartment about 10:30 p.m. Saturday on a report that he had an explosive device. Mauldin refused to open the door and told police he had a bomb and several weapons, Christol said.

Several nearby families were evacuated or told to stay indoors. Red Bank and Hamilton County Sheriff S.W.A.T. teams, the Chattanooga Police Department bomb squad, emergency services and the Red Bank Fire Department staged at a nearby parking lot.

Christol said negotiations continued until 4 a.m., when Mauldin was taken into custody without incident.

He said the Chattanooga police bomb squad disabled two devices in the apartment.

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