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BREAKING: Armed father barricaded inside home with child after hitting 3 other children with a bat [Report]

UPDATE

A male suspect has been arrested and a child is safe after a Monday morning standoff in Atlanta that lasted over three hours. The suspect was taken away in cuffs.

No other information is available at this time.

Original Story

Atlanta SWAT officers surrounded a home on Monday morning following a domestic incident allegedly involving several children.

CBS 46 reports that three children ran out of a Northwest Atlanta home, off of Griffin Street, on Monday morning and told authorities that their father, who was still inside the home, had assaulted them with a bat. Officers noticed lacerations on the children’s heads and sent them to the hospital for medical care.

The children told authorities that another child was still inside the home and that they thought the father had a handgun. The suspect reportedly barricaded the front and side entrance of the home to prevent police from entering.

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Griffin Street is currently blocked off, preventing Hollis Innovation Academy from entering the school on the James P. Brawley area of the building, an Atlanta Public Schools official indicated early Monday morning.

Posted by CBS46 on Monday, January 6, 2020

 

As of 11 a.m. EST Monday morning, SWAT officers were still in the area and the suspect was still barricaded inside the home.

The story is developing. Check back for updates.

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[Feature Photo via Daniel Wilkerson/CBS 46]