• Police investigating sexual assault at DeKalb hotel


    DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police are trying to figure out exactly what happened after a woman called 911 saying she was being kidnapped. Investigator, however, believe the woman wasn't actually kidnapped.

    Channel 2's Tom Jones talked to officers who say the woman may have been sexually assaulted.

    Police swarmed the Shallowford Lodge in DeKalb County after the woman called 911 saying she was being held against her will.

    One worker saw officers with guns drawn swarm the hotel on Shallowford Road around noon.

    "They said they were trying to kidnap one of the guests. I don't know if it's true or not. That is what the police told me," the man said. "There was about 10 or 15 of them were having guns around everywhere."

    Investigators are still trying to figure out what exactly happened hours later.

    "It has since been determined that this is not a kidnapping investigation. Rather, it's an investigation into a possible sexual assault," said Mekka Parish with the DeKalb County police.

    Hotel guest Amber Brewer heard the screaming and yelling and looked out her door.

    "And I just shut it real quick cause I seen guns," Brewer said.

    Officers managed to rescue the woman who claimed she was also sexually assaulted.

    Police said they have taken a man and woman in for questioning. Even though the woman claimed she was kidnapped, police don't think that's the case.

    "This is still a very fluid scene. There's lot of questions that need to be answered," Parish said.

    Guests at the hotel said they were not surprised at all the activity.

    "There's a lot of crazy people in the world. And this is not a very safe spot anyways," Brewer said.

    Police said the woman had some minor injuries and was taken to the hospital. They are still trying to determine her relationship with the people they took in for questioning.

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