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Gwinnett Daily Post ^ | 4/10/2013 | From staff reports

Posted on 04/10/2013 2:25:42 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th

This is a northeast suburb of Atlanta in Gwinnett County

SUWANEE — Five Gwinnett County firefighters are being held hostage at home in Suwanee.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said that, as of 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, a gunman was holding the handful of firefighters hostage at a home at 2440 Walnut Grove Way, not far from the intersection of Collins Hill and Taylor roads.

"It appears that the fire department responded to this residence for some type of medical call," Ritter said. "I have very little information on the motive at this time."

The police department's SWAT team was on scene.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: firefighters; firefightershostages
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See also: http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/gunman-holds-5-gwinnett-firefighters-hostage/nXH22/
1 posted on 04/10/2013 2:25:42 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th
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To: Repeal The 17th

Wow! Not 2 miles from my house, but maybe 5-7. Thanks for the link.


2 posted on 04/10/2013 2:27:13 PM PDT by melissa_in_ga (Laz would hit it.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Any drones?


3 posted on 04/10/2013 2:27:14 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

Don’t Drone me Bro...


4 posted on 04/10/2013 2:28:51 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Repeal The 17th

From elsewhere:

...residence on Walnut Grove Way. The area is near Collins Hill Road and Taylor Road, near Collins Hill High.


5 posted on 04/10/2013 2:30:21 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Didn’t you run out with a camera to inflame the cop? (I hope the firefighters are safe.)


6 posted on 04/10/2013 2:30:25 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Hang'emAll

LMAO!!


7 posted on 04/10/2013 2:31:28 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Repeal The 17th

Sounds like a DV call. Rescue usually waits until LEO clears the scene. Sounds like protocol wasn’t followed, or else it was an ambush from the get-go.


8 posted on 04/10/2013 2:32:01 PM PDT by Cboldt
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Firefighters being held hostage

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006371/posts


9 posted on 04/10/2013 2:32:19 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: melissa_in_ga

Drove past it on my normal way home and no kidding must be 50 cop cars on the scene.


10 posted on 04/10/2013 2:32:30 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3006371/posts


11 posted on 04/10/2013 2:32:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Hang'emAll

Excellent! LOL


12 posted on 04/10/2013 2:33:55 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Repeal The 17th

I wonder if the cops will “Dorner” the house? Oh wait, the ff will just extinguish the blaze, darn.


13 posted on 04/10/2013 2:35:38 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (PRISON AT BENGHAZI?????)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Very strange.
Seems that someone called the paramedics and then kidnapped them when they arrived.


14 posted on 04/10/2013 2:35:47 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

At least the Firemen can deal with SWAT’s “burners.”

(See Tagline)


15 posted on 04/10/2013 2:35:50 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Due Process 2013: "Burn the M*****-F***er Down!")
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; stephenjohnbanker

Thanks,guys.


16 posted on 04/10/2013 2:38:37 PM PDT by Hang'emAll (If guns kill people, do pencils misspell words?)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Google Maps: 2440 Walnut Grove Way, Suwanee, GA
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http://www.google.com/search?num=50&newwindow=1&safe=off&hl=en&site=webhp&source=hp&q=2440+Walnut+Grove+Way%2C+Suwanee%2C+GA&oq=2440+Walnut+Grove+Way&gs_l=hp.1.0.38.2339.2339.0.3892.1.1.0.0.0.0.131.131.0j1.1.0...0.0...1c..8.hp.fZJGcufk6A0
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17 posted on 04/10/2013 2:41:03 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Live WSB TV

http://www.wsbtv.com/s/news/live/


18 posted on 04/10/2013 2:42:12 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

WSB TV reporter says a man called 911 and claimed to be having a heart attack.

That sent the paramedics. They were taken hostage when they entered the residence.

Residence is said to be in foreclosure. Unknown whether that has anything to do with this hostage situation.


19 posted on 04/10/2013 2:45:59 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

WSB TV reports that 1 firefighter has been released. Other 4 are still being held.


20 posted on 04/10/2013 2:48:31 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy

Well, maybe he can explain the foolishness.
This is an subdivision of very nice homes.
Don’t know the value now, but they were all around $200,000
about 10 years ago.


21 posted on 04/10/2013 2:57:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Everything gonna be fine.
They just called in the cable TV guy!


22 posted on 04/10/2013 3:22:41 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: melissa_in_ga

Real close to my best friend’s neighborhood. We are in Gwinnett but far away from Suwanee.


23 posted on 04/10/2013 3:30:55 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2; melissa_in_ga

I’m just up Collins Hill off of Camp Perrin Road.


24 posted on 04/10/2013 3:32:49 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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25 posted on 04/10/2013 3:58:38 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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26 posted on 04/10/2013 4:06:28 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

GUNSHOTS!


27 posted on 04/10/2013 4:33:31 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Flash Bang
Forced Entry


28 posted on 04/10/2013 4:34:19 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th; melissa_in_ga

Fox News finally reported.

Looks very troublesome.


29 posted on 04/10/2013 4:35:32 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Repeal The 17th

Multiple explosions, so says drama queen Shepard.

I pray he’s wrong.


30 posted on 04/10/2013 4:36:22 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Repeal The 17th

Flash-bang, as SWAT moves in.

Police trying to get ambulances closer to the scene.


31 posted on 04/10/2013 4:36:41 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

SWAT Team made entry.


32 posted on 04/10/2013 4:37:04 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Repeal The 17th

It is over now.
Don’t know the results.


33 posted on 04/10/2013 4:39:07 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

One ambulance leaving scene, lights and siren.

No info on who might be inside it.


34 posted on 04/10/2013 4:40:23 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

This Wesley Gossan, lives next door, says it’s over, whatever that means.

Gossan thinks they have good news, because nobody’s panicking.


35 posted on 04/10/2013 4:40:26 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Repeal The 17th

Ambulance leaving neighborhood at fast pace.


36 posted on 04/10/2013 4:40:42 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Wesley Gossan is quite articulate.
Very informative.
God bless him.


37 posted on 04/10/2013 4:42:35 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Repeal The 17th

Another ambulance has been moved closer to the scene.


38 posted on 04/10/2013 4:42:39 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

Second ambulance leaving neighborhood.


39 posted on 04/10/2013 4:43:40 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Suspect deceased.
One officer injured.


40 posted on 04/10/2013 4:45:14 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

On scene presser:

SWAT entered. Suspect is deceased.

4 firefighters wounded, superficial wounds.


41 posted on 04/10/2013 4:45:43 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th
Suspect deceased.

I love a happy ending!

42 posted on 04/10/2013 4:45:55 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Four firefighters with superficial wounds.


43 posted on 04/10/2013 4:46:38 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: TomGuy

Another mental case is dead.


44 posted on 04/10/2013 4:46:48 PM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

Another mental case is dead.


Yet somehow in 2014 and 2016 he will vote..Democrat of course


45 posted on 04/10/2013 4:48:53 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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Officer injured by suspect ... source says not sure where.
Four fire fighters apparently inured slightly by flash bang.


46 posted on 04/10/2013 4:49:12 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Repeal The 17th

Just a little excitement in my normally mundane corner of the world.


47 posted on 04/10/2013 4:50:07 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: onyx

More like an Obamaeconomy casualty. Apparently, the guy was the owner who got foreclosed on. He was demanding utilities be turned back on.


48 posted on 04/10/2013 4:50:10 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Repeal The 17th

Will be interesting to see if this guy had an objective and if he achieved it. Dead or not.


49 posted on 04/10/2013 4:51:32 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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... Apparently, the guy was the owner who got foreclosed on. He was demanding utilities be turned back on.

Facts not in evidence.

One of the first procedures in these situations is to cut the power. He also wanted his cellphone and other services restored, which would not be in line with a foreclosure, IMHO!

His house may have been in foreclosure, however, and he just stressed and popped. Now, he is no longer involved in any foreclosure.

50 posted on 04/10/2013 4:53:56 PM PDT by WVKayaker ("...once a bell is rung by a biased media, it's impossible to un-ring it."-Sarah Palin 11/7/12)
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