FAYETTE COUNTY, GA. - Deputies and SWAT officers are on the scene where a man barricaded inside a home in Fayette County and then escaped.
It started Friday afternoon at the home on Highway 314 near Kenwood Road.
Highway 314 southbound was closed and traffic was being diverted onto Kenwood.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Department says it began as a domestic call and they were unsure whether anyone else was in the house with the suspect.
After several hours on scene, police confirmed to Channel 2's Justin Wilfon that the man who was inside the home escaped and ran into some nearby woods. Deputies are now searching for him.
They have reopened most of Highway 314, but one southbound lane remains closed.
Here’s the suspect police are looking for in Fayette County after he escaped a standoff situation. Sam Latzzis— Justin Wilfon (@JustinWilfonWSB) July 19, 2019
50 years old
Last seen wearing a black tank top, blue shorts & red tennis shoes. They’re still looking for him along Highway 314 north of Fayetteville. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/Iqa6sFYC9O
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