Man at center of Brazil barricade surrenders


UPDATE: Bryan Hutcheson has surrendered peacefully. He will be transported to the Clay County Jail to await extradition to Georgia where he is wanted on multiple charges including attempted murder, according to Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen. He will also face local charges stemming from the barricade. 

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED: A man barricaded in a Brazil home is believed to be armed, according to Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen. 

Police surrounded a home in the 400 block of West Halbert Street after a Bryan Hutcheson of Georgia refused to surrender to authorities. 

Sometime after lunch Wednesday, Brazil police received a tip that a man with a warrant for aggravated assualt out of Georgia was at an area residence. After surveillance confirmed the tip, officers were able to secure a warrant for the man.

Police asked Hutcheson to surrender peacefully, according to Sheriff McQueen. He refused, and originally barricaded himself inside the residence with three other indivuals.

The three individuals later surrendered peacefully.

According to McQueen, officers now believe Hutcheson is the sole person in the home, and is armed, though McQueen did not specify what weapon the man may have.

Chief McQueen is still hopeful for a peaceful surrencer. He said he wants Hutcheson to have his day in court. He emphasized this is not a standoff, and that barricade situations are uncommon in the area. 

A large portion of the city is currently blocked off as authorities work to resolve the situation. Residents are asked to avoid the area north of Hendrix and west of State Road 59. 

The Terre Haute Special Response Team is also on scene. 

Continue to follow WTWO/WAWV both on air and on the web for updates on this breaking news story. 

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