No suspect information released after 9-hour standoff in Whitehaven

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Update: Police have identified the suspect.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Things were back to normal at the South Pointe Townhomes in Whitehaven on Wednesday, but the scene Tuesday told a different story.

"I didn't know what the heck was going on," Tiffany Mitchell said.

People, like Mitchell, saw the lights, tactical truck, helicopters and officers.

The nine-hour standoff came to an end with no suspect in custody.

"He's wanted for multiple misdemeanor and felony charges," Louis Brownlee, spokesman for the Memphis Police Department, told reporters Tuesday.

Sources said the 20-year-old whom cops were looking for was connected to a major theft ring.

Evidence led police to the homes on East Shelby Drive.

"We checked to see if he was in there, and we were unable to locate him," Brownlee said.

It was unclear if the wanted man was ever inside of the home, but police evacuated residents, considering the suspect armed and dangerous.

"For them to be out here for nine whole hours and nobody to be in there, I don't understand that," Mitchell told WREG.

Officers took an abundance of caution and promised to release the suspect's name and picture.

However, after pressing MPD for answers Wednesday, information on the so-called dangerous bad guy remained under wraps through the morning and afternoon.

People who live at the complex want the suspect to turn himself in -- hopefully preventing a similar situation from happening again.