Swat standoff ends with suspect in custody in SW Atlanta

Police end a SWAT standoff peacefully with no rounds discharged.

ATLANTA - A SWAT standoff took place at a residence located on the 1000 block of Arlington Ave SW.

Police were called out to the scene in reference to a dispute. When officers arrived, they witnessed a male running up the driveway to a home and a female ran towards them stating ' he just ran inside the house'. 

According to Lt. Christian Hunt, a male is in custody after engaging Atlanta PD in a SWAT standoff for several hours. Police said the man was arguing with a woman at the home and pulled out a gun.

Police used pepper gas to gain entry into the home where the man was barricaded but no rounds were fired. The female at the scene said the barricaded man was her boyfriend and he had assaulted her and shot at her with a handgun. 

There were other people inside the home but they were evacuated outside for their safety. 

No injuries were reported.

 

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