Motel standoff in Georgia ends with suspect stabbing himself

Motel standoff in Georgia ends with suspect stabbing himself
Authorities work the scene of a standoff at a motelin Decatur, Ga., on Tuesday. (Branden Camp / Associated Press)

Police say a Tuesday morning standoff at a motel outside Atlanta has ended with the suspect stabbing himself but no one else injured.

Authorities had surrounded the motel as the man refused to leave a room, prompting concern for the safety of several children inside the building.

According to the DeKalb County Police Department's Twitter account, the suspect was being brought to a hospital and everyone else involved is safe.

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DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick told CBS46 that up to 11 children and two adults were inside the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

DeKalb County Interim Police Chief James Conroy told WSB-TV the man was armed with a knife and refusing to let the other people leave the room.

A SWAT team had been called to the Rite4US Inn & Suites motel about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.


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