Police: Small child rescued after 2 hour standoff in Dyersburg

Police: Small child rescued after 2 hour standoff in Dyersburg

DYERSBURG, TN (KFVS) - A Tennessee woman is facing charges after a standoff with police.

On Sunday, shortly after 8:15 p.m., Dyersburg police responded to 600 Wendell Avenue in Dyersburg on a welfare check on a woman and her 2-year-old son.

According to Assistant Chief Steve Isabell, officers were informed by family members that 28-year-old Allison Brook Hawatt was inside the home with her child and were concerned that she was going to harm herself.

Officers spoke with family members who told them that she refused to speak with them and locked the doors.

Officers then tried to speak with Hawatt, who refused to open the door and barricaded herself inside the home. Officers say Hawatt was armed with a butcher knife and saw her small child inside the home.

The department's Special Response Team and negotiators were called to the scene.

SRT members got inside the home after police say Hawatt refused further negotiations. SRT members removed the child from the home.

Hawatt had locked herself in the bathroom still armed with a knife, and was taken into custody after officers used a less lethal impact round.

Hawatt was taken to Dyersburg Regional Hospital by police where she was evaluated. Hawatt was discharged from the hospital Monday morning and was taken to the Dyer County Law Enforcement Complex. She was charged with felony reckless endangerment.

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