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.


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.


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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