Update: GA Police Standoff

By: Associated Press and WTVY
By: Associated Press and WTVY

LAWRENCVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities said they are trying to resolve a standoff with a man who they say fired gunshots into the air and then refused to leave his apartment in Lawrenceville.

WSB-TV reports that the man's girlfriend ran out of the apartment without clothing and left a 1-year-old child behind. Gwinnett police said they responded to a dispute between the boyfriend and girlfriend at the apartments on Sweetwater Road around 9:20 a.m. Monday.

Gwinnett police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said officers have been trying to negotiate with the boyfriend, who refuses to come out. He said a
SWAT team was called to the scene around 12:30 p.m.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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