DeKalb County

SWAT standoff ends peacefully hours after man barricades himself inside DeKalb house, police say

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — A SWAT standoff in DeKalb County has ended peacefully, according to Doraville police.

A gunman reportedly barricaded himself inside a house on Tilly Mill Road near an elementary school and a park around 4:45 a.m.

Police told Channel 2′s Steve Gehlbach just before 8 a.m. that the man walked out of the home and was arrested.

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Police told Gehlbach on Channel 2 Action News This Morning that they were initially called to the house by a pregnant woman who told them her friend and another man got into an argument and the other man pulled out a gun.

The woman and her friend were able to get out of the home, leaving the suspect inside the home alone when the police arrived.


The home is near Bernard Halpern Park and Hightower Elementary School.

Investigators say no shots were fired and no one was injured.

The suspect is being charged, but his identity has not been released.

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