4 Firefighters Held Hostage In Georgia

Authorities say a gunman holding four firefighters in suburban Atlanta has been shot dead by SWAT members, Associated Press reports.

Four firefighters were held hostage at a home in Gwinnett County, Georgia on Thursday.

Five firefighters were initially involved, but the gunman allowed one to leave to move the fire truck.

Reports of a hostage situation emerged shortly after 4:45 p.m. Police say the firefighters were responding to a medical emergency call, but “there was no indication or reason to believe there would be a violent situation” waiting for them.

The home is on Walnut Grove Way in Suwanee, a city about 30 miles northeast of Atlanta.

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Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 6:25 p.m. ET:

Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 7:48 p.m. ET:

9. Hostage Situation Has Ended:

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