SWAT standoff ends peaceably on Battlefield Parkway

RINGGOLD, Georgia (WDEF) – The threat didn’t turn out to be what it seemed in a SWAT standoff this morning in North Georgia.

It happened at the RaceTrac convenience store off I 75 on Battlefield Parkway after 6AM.

Police say a homeless man entered the store and convinced people he had a gun.

He forced everyone to leave the store.

The Georgia State Patrol SWAT team happened to be training nearby and got the call.

After a standoff, they swarmed the store and took the man into custody.

No weapon was found and no one was harmed.

Categories: Catoosa County, Local News

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