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Gunman holding 5 firefighters hostage in Georgia

6:05 PM, Apr 10, 2013   |    comments
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SUWANEE, Ga. - A gunman has barricaded himself inside a home here and is holding five Gwinnett County firefighters hostage, authorities say.

The firefighters responded to a medical call at the home Wednesday, said Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter, WXIA-TV reported. Police are unsure of the gunman's motive.

Two nearby schools are closed for spring break.

The county police department's special weapons and tactics team is at the scene. Suwanee is about 25 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

Police have asked news helicopters to stay clear of the airspace above the scene.

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