Henry County

8-hour SWAT standoff ends in Henry County neighborhood

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — A SWAT standoff that lasted more than eight hours is over in Henry County.

SWAT teams from both Clayton and Henry county were at the scene on East Shoreview Road in the Wesley Lakes Subdivision.

A Channel 2 photographer was there overnight as officers brought in the armored vehicles.

The call came in around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday and McDonough officers responded to the home.

We’re still working to find out what started it all and led to the standoff, for updates on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach learned the man was alone in the house with no hostages.

He was there when the suspect was taken away in an ambulance.


Police evacuated homes next door and across the street and others on the street.

One family slept in their car before leaving to go to a relative’s home.

They first left around 11 p.m. Tuesday to pick up a family member from work, came back and couldn’t get back to their home because police were blocking the road.

“It’s been kind of hard. I just came back from work. I’m worried and left everything on at home, so (I’m) stressed out about it and it’s very tiring,” neighbor Genesis Alvarez said.