Police Standoff at Franklin Hotel Over; Authorities continue to assess remaining danger

A suspect is in custody and the standoff at Franklin’s Embassy Suites Hotel has ended. The Franklin Police SWAT Team took the lone suspect into custody moments ago. A safety perimeter remains in place to keep evacuated guests and others away from the hotel while bomb technicians continue their assessment for any remaining danger.

At 5:30 this morning, the suspect, who is known to law enforcement, made a series of phone calls from the hotel to two different police dispatch centers stating that he had guns and explosives, and intended to use them. Arriving officers worked with hotel staff to begin an immediate evacuation of the hotel. Guests were directed to their vehicles and away from the property.

Information about the suspect will be released after charges have been filed. That is expected later today.

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