Hotel standoff ends with 2 suspects in custody
by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ,Atlanta ,Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say an eight-hour standoff at a southwest Atlanta hotel has come to a close with the arrests of two people.
DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said a 16-year-old boy and a 19-year-old man were taken into custody late Monday after officers burst into the Travel Inn on Forrest Hills Drive.
U.S. Marshals spokesman Gavin Duffy told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1mkVYh9 ) that marshals were trying to arrest at least one person at the hotel on Monday when at least two people barricaded themselves inside a room.
The arrests came as DeKalb County police continue to investigate a series of crimes in the county just east of Atlanta. An Atlanta police SWAT team unit was called in to help negotiate with the suspects at the hotel.