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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Infant girl held during standoff with SWAT in Georgia

A man became upset about the quality of his water and threatened the office personnel at his apartment complex with a gun, in Sandy Springs, Georgia.  He then went back to his apartment, and a SWAT standoff ensued.  Inside the apartment was the man's 7-month old daughter, held hostage.  The standoff eventually ended without any shots fired, and the baby is safe.

From the article:

The hostage situation began around 9:45 a.m. at the One Sovereign Place apartment complex. Zgonc said the "individual walked into the leasing office, making some claims that something was wrong with his water, claiming that somebody was messing with his water.” 
“He had a gun, waved it around [and] pointed it at a couple of people in the leasing office,” Zgonc said. “He left the leasing office [and] walked back to the apartment.” 
Roswell Road in Sandy Springs was shut down after Bailey locked himself and the 7-month-old girl inside an apartment. 
The standoff ended when police negotiators talked Bailey out of the house, Zgonc said.
Police found three handguns and ammunition inside the apartment, he said. 


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