Man dead after bizarre reports of kidnapping at Fayetteville home

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. — Police said a man is dead after someone called 911 and reported he had been kidnapped by a group of people at a Fayette County home Tuesday.

The bizarre scene in Fayetteville left people sheltering in place in their homes and others unable to get home.

Fayetteville police blocked off the entrance to the Woodbyne Subdivision off of White Road for nearly six hours Tuesday morning.

Police said a man was later found dead inside the home from a gunshot wound. Police say the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

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Channel 2′s Tom Jones spoke with investigators at the scene who said they received a 911 call from someone who was whispering. The caller hung up.

Dispatchers called back and the caller said he had been kidnapped by a group. Officers traced the call to a home on Selwyn Street.

Police said they saw someone who appeared to be in distress in the garage. About 10 people came out of the house, but one person remained inside.

Jones talked to a neighbor, who said she saw police tackle a man outside the home and arrest him.


Just before 2 p.m. investigators held a news conference where they said a SWAT team had entered the home and found a person dead with a gunshot wound to the head and that the incident was over.

The lockdown has since been lifted.

They have not released the identity of the person who died.

Police said the man they arrested was taken into custody for questioning because he was being uncooperative.


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