Heavy police presence at apartment complex on Hilton Avenue as standoff continues

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UPDATE 09/15/2021 5:55 p.m. – Officials with the Columbus Police Department confirm the suspect barricaded in an apartment off of Hilton Avenue is a Muscogee County Correctional Officer.

According to Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon, the standoff began as a domestic dispute. Blackmon says police are working to negotiate with the suspect barricaded in the apartment.

Police have been on scene at Hilton Avenue Condominiums since Wednesday morning at 3:30 a.m., engaged in a standoff with the individual.

Around 1:30 p.m. an incident management bus arrived at the condominium.

This incident prompted a soft lockdown at Wynnton Elementary School earlier in the day.


UPDATE 09/15/2021 1:45 p.m. – Wynnton Elementary School remains on soft lockdown following an incident on the nearby Hilton Avenue involving a stand-off at Hilton Condominiums.

School officials say bus riders will be released at the normal release time today. Parents are being asked to pick up students who walk home in the afternoon.

Parents who pick up students are being asked to do so between 2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dozens of police officers remain on scene Hilton Avenue Condominiums as police officers continue to get the suspect to turn themselves in.


UPDATE 09/15/2021 8:34 a.m. – Officials with the Columbus Police Department have confirmed suspect is barricaded inside one of the apartments.

The nearby Wynnton Elementary School is on soft lockdown due to the situation.


COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Heavy police presence at a small apartment complex on Hilton Ave. in Midtown.

More than two dozen officers on the scene, including Columbus Police and Muscogee County Prison, are congregated in front of the town-home style apartment. Several police officers have ballistic shields out. The apartment is near Wynton Road in a residential area.

No additional information is available at this time. Stay with News 3 as we work to gather additional information.

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