Police tanker, 20+ officers swarm metro neighborhood during SWAT standoff

Police tanker, 20+ officers swarm metro neighborhood during SWAT standoff

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — Police ended an eight-hour SWAT team standoff in a neighborhood in DeKalb County Tuesday, and the suspected gunman is in custody.

Police said someone called 911 around 3 a.m. and reported a fight between a man and a woman who live on Rockknoll Drive in Conley.

A 31-year-old man was found in front of the house with a gun in his hand.

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Officers said he would not drop it and he ended up running back into the house, so police called in the SWAT team.

Channel 2's Tyisha Fernandes was at the scene, where she saw more than 20 police vehicles lining streets in the neighborhood.

The suspect’s mother got him on the phone and talked him into walking outside. After eight hours, the standoff finally ended.

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The suspect was unarmed when police arrested him.

Fernandes saw investigators leaving the neighborhood just after 10 a.m. She spoke to a neighbor who described the commotion he heard Tuesday morning.

He wanted to remain anonymous but said he heard about 10 to 12 gunshots, and then helicopters and sirens.

Neighbors told Fernandes that the suspect is no stranger to police.

Police said the only person injured was an officer who hurt her wrist while she was running away from the suspect's home.