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Sunday morning hostage standoff ends safely

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -- A tense early-morning hostage situation on Hendricks Street in Chattanooga ended peacefully with the suspect giving himself up to police negotiators.

Chattanooga Police were called out to  1206 Hendricks Street at 7:40 a.m. regarding 26-year-old Lebron Thrasher, who had threatened to kill his wife and children. 

His wife had escaped to call police, but the children were still inside the residence with Thrasher. 

The Chattanooga SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiation Team responded as well as patrol officers.  The negotiators were able to talk Thrasher into giving himself up in which he did without incident around 10:40 a.m. 

The children were unharmed. 

Thrasher had four outstanding warrants for Failure to Appear and has been charged with Aggravated Burglary, Aggravated Domestic Assault, and five counts of False Imprisonment for today's incident.   

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