A Loganville SWAT standoff ended without injuries and one person is in custody, authorities said.
Gwinnett County sheriff’s deputies serving an eviction notice Wednesday morning were met with gunfire, spokeswoman Deputy Shannon Volkodav said.
“Upon arrival, they announced themselves and someone inside the home began firing,” Volkodav said.
Shortly before 10 a.m., a sheriff’s office SWAT team was called to a home in the 1800 block of Mountain Park Run, where Volkodav said a man armed with a rifle held authorities at bay.
“Two shots were fired from inside the home,” Volkodav said.
As a precaution, about eight homes in in the Haynes Creek subdivision were evacuated and all traffic into the neighborhood was halted, authorities said. Other residents were urged to remain in their homes, said Cleon Vaughn, who lives in the neighborhood.
“It was crazy,” Vaughn told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They shut down the whole neighborhood.”
The suspect, identified as 54-year-old Kelvin Gourick, surrendered to authorities just before noon, she said.
Gourick is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County jail on charges of aggravated assault and terroristic threats and acts.
— Staff photographer John Spink contributed to this report.