Henry County hostage situation ends in suspect's death

6:42 AM, Mar 18, 2013   |    comments
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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Henry County police were called to a home on Creek Valley Court before midnight Sunday on a report of a suspicious vehicle. When officers arrived, they found a hostage situation.

An officer knocked on the door and spotted someone with a gun. After confirming a man was holding a woman hostage, the SWAT team was called in.

Henry County Police Sgt. Joey Smith said the woman escaped unharmed when the gunman turned his weapon on himself. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police have not released the names of those involved and did not disclose what led to the standoff.

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