So once again, the mother is written out of the story. Was she the one who called the police about the "domestic incident involving a small child?" We're not given any clarification on that point. We hear mention of other "family members" but not Mom. Why?
All we know from this account is that we have another UNNAMED DAD who is addicted to Daddy Drama at its finest. Put on the popcorn, it's "midnight standoff" with the police time! Unfortunately, it's children who suffer when they are subjected to these paternal histrionics. At least the child wasn't killed or seriously injured for once.
INVISIBLE MOTHER ALERT
Updated: 6:05 PM Oct 9, 2011
Standoff ends with father in custody
Knoxville police have taken a father into custody after a midnight standoff that lasted more than two hours.
Posted: 6:04 PM Oct 9, 2011
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Knoxville police have taken a father in custody after a midnight standoff that lasted more than two hours.
Police went to a home on Chickamauga Avenue for a report of a domestic incident involving a small child. The father and the child were in the residence when police arrived, but the father would not come out.
The Crisis Negotiation Unit and Special Operations Squad were brought in, and after negotiations the father was taken int custody around 2:30. Police say charges are pending.
The child is safe and in the care of other family members.