Armed man arrested following SWAT standoff outside Atlanta Police headquarters

Armed man arrested following SWAT standoff outside Atlanta Police headquarters
The SWAT team surrounds a man with a gun outside APD headquarters on Feb. 4, 2020 (Dave Huddleston/WSB)

Atlanta Police arrested a man armed with a gun outside police headquarters on Tuesday afternoon.

The incident happened outside police headquarters near the municipal court building along Pryor Street, just north of Memorial Drive.

A police spokesman told Channel 2′s Dave Huddleston the man threatened to take his own life. He was taken into custody just before 5 p.m.

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Police closed several streets in the area, including Pryor and Garnett streets, while they negotiated with the man.

Police say there were no evacuations or injuries. Officers said the suspect would receive a mental evaluation.

Get updates from the scene on the ground and from News Chopper 2 on Channel 2 Action News.

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