Gunman shot dead after holding firefighters hostage

SUWANEE, Georgia (AP) - Police have shot dead a gunman who was holding four firefighters hostage in Georgia.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter says all of the hostages are slightly injured but OK, but one police officer was shot in the hand.

The police used an explosion to enter the home Wednesday evening outside Atlanta.

Authorities say five firefighters had responded to what seemed like a routine medical call. The gunman later released one firefighter to move a fire truck.

The unidentified gunman's motive was unclear to police and fire officials.


 

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