Woman, 11 children being held hostage in Georgia motel: reports


ATLANTA: A man holding a woman and 11 children hostage inside a motel near Atlanta was in a standoff with police early on Tuesday, according to local media reports.

The man was not cooperating with police and was possibly armed with a knife, leading law enforcement negotiators to believe the hostages were in danger, WSB-TV reported.

A 3-month-old baby is the youngest hostage, the television station reported, citing police.

The man holed up in a room at a DeKalb County motel after a domestic dispute with the woman, a police official told the CBS46 TV station.

REUTERS

 

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