Hostage situation at Atlanta apartment complex ends peacefully, suspect in custody, police say

ATLANTA — Atlanta police took a man into custody after officers say he took his girlfriend hostage Wednesday morning.

Police told Channel 2 Action News that officers were investigating a hostage situation at the Landing Square Apartments on Greenbriar Parkway in southwest Atlanta.

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Atlanta police told Channel 2′s Bryan Mims that a man in his 20s took a woman in her 30s hostage.

Police told Mims that they were dating and that the woman’s mother was the one who called the police and told them that the man had a gun.

It is unclear as to what led up to the woman’s mother calling the police.


Mims talked to one resident who said she had to be evacuated while police conducted their investigation.

Mims added that he saw SWAT officers surrounding the building.

Police confirmed with Channel 2 Action News that the situation ended peacefully and the suspect is in custody.

No further details have been released at this time.

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