Woman calls 911 to report boyfriend was holding her hostage. SWAT team got him out

WOODSTOCK, Ga. — Woodstock police arrested a man after they said he held his girlfriend hostage and prompted a SWAT situation on Monday morning.

After standing by for several hours, officers and deputies escorted the suspect, identified as William Scott Kirk, out in handcuffs.

Cherokee County emergency services received a call around 12:53 a.m. from a woman who said her boyfriend was holding her hostage at gunpoint.

Woodstock officers and Cherokee SWAT team responded to the Alta Ridgewalk Apartments off Brandon Street and Ridge Trail. Police told the public to avoid the area as they tried to negotiate with Kirk.

Police said that Kirk refused to come out or speak to negotiators. SWAT team members forced their way into the apartment for concerns about the woman’s safety and took Kirk into custody.

No injuries were reported. Woodstock police have charged Kirk with kidnapping, aggravated assault and false imprisonment.

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