UPDATE: Police seek armed suspect | News
Updated at 4:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23
Henderson County deputies and Athens police officers launched a manhunt Thursday afternoon for an armed suspect identified as Raymond Loden. If seen, please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 903-675-5128.
Police Chief John Densmore said, despite rumors, there was no active shooter situation.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, Investigators were at a home on West College Street in Athens recovering a stolen vehicle when Loden reportedly confronted them with a rifle.
He reportedly pointed the rifle at Investigators and an Investigator fired a shot at him before he ran away.
Deputies and officers from multiple agencies have been in the area attempting to locate him.
The incident prompted the lock down of nearby Trinity Valley Community College campus as a precaution.
More information to follow as it becomes available.