Four firefighters are currently being held hostage by a gunman in Suwanee, Georgia.
According to WXIA, the firefighters were responding to a medical call at a home near Atlanta when an unidentified man pulled out a gun. The man initially took five firefighters hostage but eventually let one man go so that he could bring the fire truck back to the station.
Fire Capt. Tommy Rutledge said: “They arrived at the scene. They went in and began to do what they do every day when they were taken hostage.”
Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter said that police had a “good idea why” the gunman was holding the firefighters hostage but Ritter declined to elaborate to the press.
USA Today reports that the several officers, including the county’s special weapons and tactics team, are on the scene. Police have been in contact with the gunman and they are hoping for a peaceful resolution.
Rutledge said that there is no reason to believe that the firefighters have been hurt.
Rutledge said: “They were doing what they do everyday, and we’re hopeful for a peaceful resolution.”
News helicopters have been asked to stay clear of the area but WXIA has a camera on the ground. Here’s a live video from the scene in Suwanee, Georgia.
According to My Fox Atlanta, the man is currently “barricaded” inside the home with the firefighters. Police said that they blocked the roads and they are not allowing residents into the neighborhood at the moment. Officers also noted that the three schools in the area were all closed this week for spring break.