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SWAT team ends Commerce standoff

Police in Commerce say a woman is in jail after barricading herself in a home and pointing a gun at police officers. A SWAT team from Barrow County got the woman out of the house.

From WSB TV…

A woman is behind bars after officials say she pointed a gun at officers while barricaded in her home.

Commerce police said officers received reports of a disorderly person on Saturday on Baugh Street.

When officers arrived, they were met by a 60-year-old woman who barricaded inside her home. While barricaded, officers said she made threats towards them while brandishing a rifle through a broken window.

Authorities said since she refused to come out, officers went to each home in the area and evacuated the residents as a precaution.

The Barrow County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team and Hostage Negotiators eventually convinced the woman to come out of her house.

The suspect was taken into custody and charged.

Authorities did not provide the identity of the suspect.

No additional information was provided.

The investigation remains ongoing.

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant

Tim Bryant hosts Classic City Today, 6-10 weekday mornings on 98.7FM & AM 1340 WGAU in Athens.

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