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Posted: 3:57 a.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016

Gunman arrested after Athens manhunt

Benjamin Sittig
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By Tim Bryant

Athens-Clarke County Police were busy Sunday afternoon, working with Oconee County Sheriff’s deputies to arrest a gunman on Athens’ west side: a police report described Benjamin Sittig as being in an altered mental state after not taking prescribed medication. Police say he armed himself with his father’s handgun at a residence off Atlanta Highway near Cleveland Road. He was captured after a six-hour manhunt.