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UPDATE: Standoff ends on Hilton Ave. in Columbus, suspect in custody

Standoff ends on Hilton Ave., suspect in custody
Standoff ends on Hilton Ave., suspect in custody(Source: Muscogee Co. Police Department)
Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 9:07 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 10:37 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A 27-hour standoff came to an end Thursday morning.

According to Columbus Police Chief of Staff, Katina Williams, the suspect, 49-year-old Bradley Harp, was taken into custody with no incident at 6:15 this morning.

The standoff incident happened in the 1300 block of Hilton Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 15.

According to Columbus Police Department Chief of Staff, Katina Williams, a domestic dispute occurred in an apartment on Hilton Ave. Harp came to his girlfriend’s residence, pointed a handgun at her and threatened to kill her. She called 911 and left the residence.

Harp’s girlfriend called he police after 3:30 a.m. When police arrived on the scene, the woman was standing outside the apartment complex on Hilton Ave.

Harp was inside the apartment refusing to come out. According to police, Harp is a Muscogee County Prison correctional officer.

On September 16, at approximately 6:15 a.m., police officers convinced Harp to exit the residence. He was taken into custody without incident.

Harp was charged with aggravated assault and was scheduled to appear in Muscogee County Recorder’s Court on September 17. Harp waived his rights to appear due to mental and medical health conditions, according to state attorneys.

A mental health evaluation was ordered by the court, along with no contact with the victim in person, through phone or social media.

The case was bound over to Superior Court with aggravated assault charges still standing with bonds to be determined by Superior Court.

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