Skip to comments.Gunman holed up with four firefighter hostages in Georgia
Posted on 04/10/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT by dragnet2
A gunman was barricaded in a home in Georgia on Wednesday with four firefighters he took as hostages after they responded to what appeared to be a medical emergency call, officials said.
The man initially held a fifth firefighter captive in the home, in Suwanee, about 35 miles northeast of Atlanta, but let that person leave to move a fire truck, police and fire officials said.
Officials were not releasing details about what happened inside the house or a possible motive but said the hostages did not appear to have been harmed.
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Per Fox, suspect dead, one officer shot in hand.
Why would 5 firefighters respond to a medical call?
I actually heard recently it’s because of their unions...
Chris Matthews - “It’s very likely this is a racist, anti-government, Tea Party type. We have early reports it may be Ted Cruz. Now to Al Sharpton, on the scene.”
Al Sharpton - “We must... and we will much.... about”
I read a while back there are 2x as many firefighter/paramedics handling half the fires/accidents as 30 yrs ago.
Here in suburban Indianapolis they appear to spend a significant amount of time in the local WalMart loading shopping carts with massive amounts of food.
Where I live, usually 8 first responders show up: The firetruck driver, his navigator, the guy who holds the map, the guy who lifts the coffee cup up for the navigator, the air conditioning switch monitor, the backseat driver, the trauma psychologist, and one paramedic.
I’ve seen two rescue trucks, a full on fire engine hook and ladder, a paramedic truck with crew and two cops show up when an old lady fell in her kitchen...There had to be 8 or 9 people standing around for 25 minutes...
Based on the response, you’d think an aircraft crashed in the neighborhood.
Maybe they got tired sending two paramedics and finding out the patient was 350 lbs.
BTW, in some areas now, if ya call the fire/paramedics/cops nowadays, they’ll bill you thousands of dollars.
Your taxes used to pay for things like this, but they figured out how to make a whole lot more $$$.
That’s the case here.
I saw two women get in a huge fight after a church service because one of them fainted and the other called 911 who responded with a flotilla of gear and personnel.
The one who fainted (and quickly revived) was p*ssed at how much this was going to cost her.
The gunman is dead now.
Big Sis drone kill?
Oh I see, so it takes a hook and ladder truck with full crew, a couple of rescue trucks with crews, paramedics and the typical cop car that shows up, because they’re afraid the old lady weigh 400 pounds?
What a knee slapper!
Bet the rent it has something to do with their unions.
Hostage standoff ends as authorities free firefighters, gunman killed
Not sure Fox hasn’t posted detail yet.
SUWANEE, Ga. - Authorities say that a hostage situation involving Gwinnett County firefighters has ended with the suspect dead and a SWAT officer injured.
Cpl. Edwin Ritter of the Gwinnett County Police Department said that the suspect was killed after the SWAT team entered into the home to end the four-hour hostage situation around 7:30 p.m.
Authorities did not say if the suspect died of a self-inflicted wound or if he was shot by officers.
An officer apparently suffered a gunshot wound to his arm or hand, Ritter said. His injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
The four firefighters being held hostage suffered superficial injuries when a flash bang off, according to Ritter. They will be able to go home to their families on Wednesday night, Ritter said.
Police say that the incident began after firefighters responded to a home in the 2400 block of Walnut Grove Way in Suwanee after the suspect made a heart attack call around 3:40 p.m.
“They arrived at the scene. They went in and began to do what they do every day when they were taken hostage,” said Captain Tommy Rutledge of the Gwinnett County Fire Department.
Ritter said that the suspect was apparently suffering financial difficulties and was demanding to have his power and other utilities turned back on. The Associated Press reports that public records show that the home where the situation took place is in foreclosure and has been bank-owned since mid-November.
There were originally five hostages, but one firefighter was let go to move the fire truck, according to Rutledge.
That home is near Collins Hill Park, Walnut Grove Elementary School and Collins Hill High School. Those schools are closed this week for spring break.
Residents were not being allowed into the neighborhood while the incident was ongoing, according to authorities.
Authorities had asked media not to send any helicopters into the airspace of the SWAT call.
Stay with FOX 5 and myfoxatlanta.com for more details on this breaking news story.
Heard this lady call a radio station, her 88 year old husband tripped over their Chihuahua, fell and couldn’t get up....Entire fleets of rescue vehicles show up, they transport him 1.2 miles to the local medical mill and they charged her $1,295 just for the trip to the hospital...Nothing else..
She was doing the big chicken on the phone...Another unhappy camper...
Same scene every time. The pretty-boy poster pin-up boys wait for the butch lesbian to take the lead while they all watch in amusement as to how much they’re paid for watching.
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