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Bristol man charged after allegedly firing a gun on 6th Street

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Roger Dale Buchanan

Roger Dale Buchanan

A Bristol, Tennessee, man was arrested Thursday after allegedly firing a weapon and initiating a brief standoff with police on 6th Street.

According to a press release from the Bristol Tennessee Police Department, Roger Dale Buchanan, 41, was issued a $10,000 bond and charged with reckless endangerment and five counts of aggravated assault.

Police responded to the scene Thursday at 636 6th Street in reference to a call about a man with a gun. Witnesses told police Buchanan had been in a physical altercation with one of the victims of the incident. They said he displayed a firearm while verbally threatening the victims and firing several rounds from the firearm into the ground near the victims.

The release said Buchanan went into a residence when police arrived but was apprehended by officers without incident following a brief period of negotiations.

Buchanan was transported to the Sullivan County Jail. The investigation is ongoing.


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