Suspect identified, charged in Buckhead hotel standoff

5:49 PM, Oct 25, 2012   |    comments
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Video: Raw video | Standoff suspect arrested

  • Police bring suspect out of hotel at 12:30 Thursday
  • Police search the area outside a hotel in Buckhead Thursday morning

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police have identified and charged the suspect involved in Thursday morning's SWAT standoff that shut off a busy exit from Ga. 400. 

The suspect is 20-year-old Ulyesse Cleckley. He was charged with Burglary, Criminal Attempt Burglary, Criminal Damage to Property, Theft by Receiving, and Obstruction.

More charges are possible.

Police said the Cleckley fled into the Towne Place Suites near the Target on Sidney Marcus Boulevard, after a pursuit down Ga. 400.

The southbound Sidney Marcus exit was blocked off during the ordeal and hotel guests were told to stay inside their rooms.


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