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Chattanooga police and the swat team get called out in force to a motel in south chattanooga.
That's where a police spokesperson says a person was holed up inside the motel.
My co-anchor dorothy sherman is live on the scene with the latest.
So for the past over two hours this has been the scene in front of motel 6 on williams street.
We have seen a large police presence with over 20 cop cars.
Here's what we know about the situation.
Chattanooga police say a guy has barricaded himself in a room.
He's still in the room and police believe he might be armed.
So they've called in negotiators.
The threat of being armed is why there are so many officers out here, some in tactical gear.
We also have seen a woman police have detained and have been talking to.
Not sure if and how she's connected to this.
Meanwhile, motel guests have been standing outside as they were evacuated.
Well let you know when more information becomes available.
Live in chattanooga, dorothy sherman, news 12 now.