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Man in custody as SWAT enters home after 7-hour standoff in Forsyth County

Man in custody as SWAT enters home after 7-hour standoff in Forsyth County

A SWAT standoff at a Forsyth County townhouse is over after about seven hours, authorities confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Authorities entered the home around 4 p.m. and have the 42-year-old man in custody, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a tweet. A flash bang was reportedly heard around that time, Channel 2 Action News reported. “We introduced two robots. We introduced ... tear gas into the house, but everything we tried was not working,” Sheriff Ron Freeman said during a news conference after the successful arrest of the suspect. The man was taken to a local hospital after he was bitten by a police dog during the raid, Channel 2 reported. He will face multiple charges, including aggravated assault. Channel 2 reported that no one else was seriously injured during the standoff or entry into the home. Authorities were called to the Whittington Townhomes off McGinnis Ferry Road about 9 a.m. when a man called 911 and claimed he was being held hostage inside one of the units on Prestwyck Court, Channel 2 reported. According to Freeman, the man was under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Freeman also said the man, who was not familiar to authorities, fired shots on three occasions. Earlier, the sheriff’s office contacted the county school district and bus drivers were told to use alternate routes to ensure children were out of harm’s way.

7-year-old boy hit by car dies

7-year-old boy hit by car dies

A 7-year-old boy has died after being hit by a car as he crossed a busy street Tuesday afternoon in DeKalb County. Authorities told Channel 2 Action News the boy died Tuesday evening after being critically injured. He was a student at Dunaire Elementary, police said. The driver who hit the child remained at the scene. The incident happened in the area of Rockbridge and North Decatur roads around 3 p.m., police said. Channel 2's Carl Willis was at the scene, where he questioned investigators.  We'll have a LIVE report from the scene for the Channel 2 Action News Nightbeat at 11 p.m. Police told Willis the child tried to cross four lanes of traffic when he was hit. The boy was alone and wearing a backpack, according to investigators.  Officials at Dunaire Elementary say they will have grief counselors at school tomorrow to help students cope with tragedy. The seven year old boy who was hit on N. Decatur Road has died. He was a student at Dunaire Elementary School. The campus will make gried counselors available tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/CxfXGQeihr — Carl Willis (@CarlWillisWSB) August 14, 2018 TRENDING STORIES: LIVE UPDATES: K-9 takes down man, ending hours long SWAT standof f Manager accused woman of shoplifting; Turns out, she was pregnant with twin s At least 150 students denied housing just 24 hours before classes star t News Chopper 2 flew over the scene, where an SUV was still in the road outside the Brentwood Apartment Homes.  Neighbors told Willis there is a lack of convenient crosswalks in the area.  Police have not said if the driver will face charges.  

For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio. You can also subscribe to get Washington Insider Jamie Dupree’s take on what’s happening in Washington delivered to your inbox every weekday.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio. You can also subscribe to get Washington Insider Jamie Dupree’s take on what’s happening in Washington delivered to your inbox every weekday.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio. You can also subscribe to get Washington Insider Jamie Dupree’s take on what’s happening in Washington delivered to your inbox every weekday.
For the first time in two years, Jamie Dupree has returned to radio. You can also subscribe to get Washington Insider Jamie Dupree’s take on what’s happening in Washington delivered to your inbox every weekday.
12 weeks to Election Day as four more states hold primaries for Congress

With less than three months until the mid-term elections for the U.S. House and Senate, four more states hold primaries today for the Congress, but the roster of races is unlikely to produce the news associated with last week’s tight race in a special U.S. House election in Ohio, which amplified questions about whether the GOP can maintain control of Capitol Hill after November.

Primaries take place on Tuesday in four states: Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin.

No sitting incumbents in the Congress are on upset alert at this point – though there could always be some out-of-the-blue defeat that no one [More]