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Search warrant prompts SWAT situation in Lakewood Heights neighborhood

Police said they responded to Lakewood Terrace and Conrad Avenue on Wednesday.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: 11Alive's Joe Ripley was on scene, reporting that the heavy police presence and visible SWAT units had begun to recede from the area after several hours. Authorities said they were serving a search warrant in the area. However, they have not said what the search warrant was about. The person the officers were looking for was not in the house. 

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A heavy law enforcement response was underway Wednesday, with police and SWAT units in Atlanta's Lakewood Heights neighborhood.

Police said units responded to Lakewood Terrace and Conrad Avenue, about a block away from Lakewood Avenue.

The location where the response is unfolding is near where a shooting sent a 62-year-old man to the hospital on Tuesday, and where a 64-year-old man was shot to death near the infamous "Shoot 'em up Chevron."

Neighbors additionally said the outbreak of violent crime in the area was "terrifying" in December after two children and an adult were shot late one evening.

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