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SWAT standoff in Stone Mountain ends peacefully

The incident began early Thursday morning, police said, after the man began attacking family members inside a home.

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — DeKalb County SWAT and bomb squad units responded to a scene in Stone Mountain early Thursday, with the situation said to have ended peacefully.

It was not immediately clear how the situation ended, or if anyone was arrested.

DeKalb Police said the incident began around 4:15 a.m. They said investigators believe an "adult male suspect, who lives at the home with other relatives, began attacking them."

"When the suspect refused to come out, we activated our SWAT," the department said.

Parts of Sherrington Drive were closed, according to the department, and residents of neighboring homes were evacuated.