Hilton Avenue suspect in custody


UPDATE 09/16/2021 10:35 a.m. – The suspect that engaged with police in a standoff that lasted more than 24 hours is in police custody as of Thursday morning.

According to officials with the Columbus Police Department, Bradley Harp, age 49, was arrested after being convinced by police to turn himself in.

Police say Harp is a correctional officer with the Muscogee County Prison.

According to police, the standoff with Harp began after police were called to Hilton Avenue Condominiums early Wednesday morning. When officials arrived on scene at around 6:15 a.m., they talked to a woman described as Harp’s girlfriend.

Officials say the woman told police, Harp came to her home, pointed a gun at her, and threatened to kill her. She was able to run away from the home and call 911, alerting police to the situation.

Harp is being charged with Aggravated Assault (Family Violence). He is schedule to make an appearance in Recorder’s Court on Sept. 17, 2021 at 8:00 a.m.

UPDATE 09/16/2021 7:31 a.m. – Wynnton Elementary School will resume operations as normal today. This comes after the Columbus Police Department issues an all-clear.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Columbus Police Chief Freddie Blackmon confirmed to News 3 that suspect, Bradley Harp was taken into custody without incident at 6:28 a.m. on Sept. 16.

The suspect is charged with aggravated assault. Harp is a Muscogee County Prison Correctional Officer.

Columbus Police Department remain on scene at Hilton Avenue between 13th and 15th street. This section of the road remains blocked off at this time.

CPD has been on scene since early Wednesday morning Sept. 15.

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