11 Children Held in Atlanta Hostage Drama

7:30 Update:

From CBS 46

Reporter Will Framptom reports the hostage situation is over.

Dekalb SWAT reports the suspect stabbed himself in the neck.

11 kids in the hotel room are okay.

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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) – Police say they’ve surrounded a hotel near Atlanta as a man inside is refusing to leave, prompting concerns about the safety of several children inside the building.

DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick tells CBS46 (http://bit.ly/1PHOxhJ ) that up to 11 children and two adults were inside of the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

A SWAT team has been called to the rite4us Inn & Suites hotel near in the Decatur area, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

Few other details were immediately available early Tuesday morning.

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Decatur, GA (WDEF) A SWAT team has responded to a reported domestic standoff at a Georgia hotel.

The incident happened this morning at the Rite4Us Inn & Suites in Decatur.

Police say two adults and up to 11 children have been held since 2 AM.

They believe a man is holed up with a knife.


CBS46 News

Categories: Crime, Regional News

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