The latest word is that officials have cleared the neighborhood lock-down after an hours-long standoff with SWAT has been resolved. One of those stories that seems to move faster than people can keep up with happened this morning in DeKalb County, Georgia. It all started when police were called out in response to a man who was attacking his relatives. At least one body has been removed by the coroner.
SWAT gives the all clear
According to DeKalb police, officers were called out to a home on the 1200 block of Sherrington Drive around 4:15 a.m. Thursday. All they were told is that a man “was attacking his relatives.” When the suspect refused to cooperate, they called in the SWAT team.
In response to the potentially deadly situation, parts of the road were closed and several homes at the epicenter of the activity were quickly evacuated.
Around 10:30 a.m. local time, reports started coming out that “authorities cleared the area and left the scene.” At the time, it was “unknown if authorities arrested the suspect.”
SWAT team negotiators worked with the man who remained barricaded inside the home. It’s not clear if the man was armed or if anyone inside the home was injured. Developing reports suggest that the “SWAT team stood down shortly before 9:30 a.m., clearing the way for police investigators to enter the residence.”
When they came out, they “removed a body from the home shortly before 10:30 a.m.” The scene is described as very much active after the funeral home van left with the deceased. A large police presence remains and residents are urged to avoid the area around Redan and South Hairston roads.