DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — 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 concerns about 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.
Standoff ends. Suspect stabbed himself as SWAT entered. No other injuries. Everyone else safe. Suspect enroute to hospital
— DeKalb County Police (@DeKalbCountyPD) January 5, 2016
DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick told that up to 11 children and two adults were inside the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday. The children ranged in ages from 3-months-old and 17-years-old, WSB-TV reported.
DeKalb County interim Police Chief James Conroy said 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 near in the Decatur area, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.