Ozark Standoff Ends Without Incident

Ozark, AL - More than a dozen local and state officers responded to a standoff Tuesday afternoon prepared for the worst. But officials say they are pleased with this outcome.

Ozark Police Chief Tony Spivey said Dothan Police Officers were were attempting to interview the suspect.

That’s when he barricaded himself in his home on Greenbriar Drive in Ozark.

They say he was armed, and you could hear him yelling through the window at officers at times. Telling them to back up and put down their weapons.

Officers were able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

Spivey said the cooperation between agencies was key.

“As you saw today, we had numerous agencies from the state level as well as the municipal and county level. It brought us to a good resolution. It’s very unfortunate for things like this to occur, but this is the way we like for them to end,” he said.

You could almost feel a collective sigh of relief once the suspect surrendered. Thankfully, officers did not have to shoot.

They are not releasing the suspect’s name at this time.

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