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. posted on

idk what's going on pic.twitter.com/dmorY1JnUf" target="_blank">http://t.co/dmorY1JnUf">pic.twitter.com/dmorY1JnUf

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.

3. Check back here for updates.

#Gwinett" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gwinett">#Gwinett hostage taker made a fake 911 call saying he was having a heart attack, @wsbtv" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/wsbtv">@wsbtv reports.

The firefighter was let go to take the truck away from the house. #Gwinnett" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gwinnett">#Gwinnett

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

No indication hostages have been harmed, #Gwinnett" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gwinnett">#Gwinnett fire captain says. (@WSBwebguy)" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/WSBwebguy">@WSBwebguy)

No residents will be allowed in the neighborhood, may not return home at this time. #Gwinnett" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/search?q=%23Gwinnett">#Gwinnett

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

9. Hostage Situation Has Ended:

RT @CharlieKayeCBS:" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/CharlieKayeCBS">@CharlieKayeCBS: BREAKING: @CBSNews" target="_blank">http://twitter.com/CBSNews">@CBSNews in Atlanta reports gunman who took firefighters hostage is dead.

BREAKING: Police say gunman dead, one police officer injured, 4 firefighters suffer superficial wounds as hostage situation in Georga ends.

Check out more articles on BuzzFeed.com!

Facebook Conversations
          
    Now Buzzing