UPDATE: The man who fired shots at Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies in a SWAT standoff Wednesday night now faces a number of charges in the incident.
Kevin. L New has been charged with six counts of attempted first-degree murder for firing shots and deputies during the three-hour long incident.
The arrest affidavit says that New fired 20-30 shots at deputies.
New was taken to a local hospital for evaluation after the incident.
PREVIOUS STORY: A man held off police for nearly five hours in Sale Creek on Wednesday.
Part of Leggett Road was shut down while SWAT negotiators worked to coax the armed man out of his home.
Authorities said the man fired at officers -- twice. The second time, officers fired back.
There were several tense moments during the standoff. Investigators said a man shot at deputies before barricading himself inside his home.
Several family members showed up at the scene, trying to learn what was going on.
Matt Lea, spokesperson for the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, said the man was making suicidal threats, so a family member called 911.
When deputies arrived, Lea said the man fired several rounds at officers. The road was closed for several hours while members of the SWAT team surrounded the home.
Negotiators spoke with him over the phone, trying to convince him to surrender peacefully. But officials said the man refused to cooperate.
"After several attempts to gain compliance with tear gas, and by speaking with negotiators, the individual began to, once again, fire at officers," said Lea. "There were some shots returned."
After exchanging gunfire, authorities were able to take the suspect into custody. No one was hurt.
"It's a difficult situation when you have someone suffering like the individual was, and going through what they were going through, as well as opening fire on officers, so I'm very proud of the restraint they showed," Lea said.
Right now authorities are not naming the suspect, but say he faces several charges, including felony reckless endangerment.
PREVIOUS STORY: SWAT standoff on Leggett Road ended just before 8:00 p.m.
The suspect has been taken into custody.
HCSO is not releasing the suspect's name right now.
Saturday, January 20 2018 9:37 AM EST2018-01-20 14:37:09 GMT
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