Gallatin Police standoff ends peacefully after several hours, woman identified

(Gallatin PD/WZTV scene photo)

UPDATE: (11:35 a.m.)

Gallatin Police said a woman wanted for vandalism was taken into custody after a several-hour standoff.

Kim Leftwich was wanted for vandalism under $500. Police on scene told Fox 17 News Leftwich had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend and vandalized his apartment.

Police said they went to Leftwhich's mom's residence on Chambers Street about 4:35 a.m. Wednesday and found the suspect barricaded inside her home with a weapon.

After several hours of communicating by phone, Kim went silent. Police said after about 15 minutes of that silence, officers went in to find Leftwich safe and placed her into custody.

She was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center for evaluation. The investigation is ongoing.


NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Gallatin Police have taken a woman into custody following a barricade situation which lasted several hours.

SWAT and police had Chambers Street completely blocked off at all intersections. Gallatin Police say the woman and her boyfriend allegedly got into an argument late yesterday. Officers say the woman vandalized her boyfriend's property sometime during the altercation then left the scene. Police say they went to the woman's mother's home this morning, but she refused to come out. Officers then say the woman threatened herself.

Others who were in the home made it out safely, and the woman was reportedly armed.

Police say the woman is believed to have a warrant for her arrest and will face charges for that warrant. She was transported via ambulance for evaluation.

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