Gunman killed after holding Georgia firemen hostage

Police stormed a suburban Atlanta home Wednesday evening and killed…

Police stormed a suburban Atlanta home Wednesday evening and killed a gunman who had held four firefighters hostage since midafternoon.

One police officer was slightly wounded in the exchange of gunfire about 7:30 p.m. when a SWAT team rushed into the home, which was in foreclosure and being prepared for sale.

The firefighters, who were seized while answering a 911 call for a medical emergency, suffered superficial injuries when officers detonated a flash-bang grenade as they entered, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter.

A spokeswoman for Gwinnett Medical Center said five firefighters and a police officer were treated at the hospital and all were in good condition. A couple of firefighters had already been released, and it was expected that all of the firefighters would be going home Wednesday night.

Read more at USA Today

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