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  • vanity-SWAT activity 2 miles from my house.

    04/10/2013 2:25:42 PM PDT · by Repeal The 17th · 55 replies
    Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | 4/10/2013 | From staff reports
    This is a northeast suburb of Atlanta in Gwinnett County SUWANEE — Five Gwinnett County firefighters are being held hostage at home in Suwanee. Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said that, as of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman was holding the handful of firefighters hostage at a home at 2440 Walnut Grove Way, not far from the intersection of Collins Hill and Taylor roads. "It appears that the fire department responded to this residence for some type of medical call," Ritter said. "I have very little information on the motive at this time." The police department's SWAT team...
  • Gunman holed up with four firefighter hostages in Georgia

    04/10/2013 4:55:38 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 55 replies
    reuters.com ^ | 4/10/2013 | Colleen Jenkins and David Beasley; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Steve Orlofsky)
    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.