KPD Searching for Armed Suspect in N Knoxville

No details yet, but officials say they have the armed suspect in custody.

Police issued a warning Tuesday morning after a man fled the scene of an accident on I-75 near Emory Road.

No word when the man was taken into custody. Officials said he was armed with a rifle when he fled the scene.

The man has not been identified and no word on any charges.

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KPD warning drivers and residents in North Knoxville to be on the lookout for an armed suspect.

Authorities say the driver fled an accident on I-75 South near Emory Road Tuesday morning.

The suspect is described as a white man in his late 40’s with white hair and wearing a blue pullover. He was armed with a rifle.

If you spot a man in the area you’re asked to call police.

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