Man brandishing knife arrested after climbing on car in Morristown

By: WVLT staff Email
By: WVLT staff Email

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Morristown man was arrested Tuesday evening after standing on top of his car in a busy intersection brandishing a knife.

According to police, 21-year-old Atinia Jacky drove into the intersection of West Andrew Johnson Highway and West Morris Boulevard, where he climbed onto the roof of his car with a "huge knife" in his hand.

When an officer arrived on the scene, that officer told the suspect to drop the knife and lay back. That's when Jacky put the knife to his stomach and pushed it in - about a half inch to an inch, according to police reports.

Then he started to comply with the officer's commands. He was removed from the car and taken to Morristown Hamblen Hospital, where he was treated for his injuries before being taken to the Hamblen County Jail.

He is being held on a $5,000 dollar bond, charged with reckless endangerment, impeding traffic, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

Officers say they believe something "negative at home" led him to the intersection with a knife.

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