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SWAT assesses its performance

Cmdr. Tim Hannington Cmdr. Tim Hannington

The Albany Dougherty Metro SWAT team Wednesday reviewed their response to yesterday's five-hour standoff.

24-year old Solomon Johnson remains in administration segregation at the Dougherty County Jail, which is normal for inmates with mental issues.

The SWAT team went into Johnson's home on Warrior Court about 5:20 yesterday and arrested him. They were called after Johnson told deputies he had a gun and threatened them.

SWAT officials say they helped protect negotiators at Johnson's front door who were trying to talk him out.

"To allow us to try to communicate. Try to do something where we wouldn't have to go in there and use some type of force on an individual who was definitely suffering from some mental illness," said Captain Tim Hannington, Albany Dougherty SWAT Commander.

Hannington calls the operation a "big success," especially because no one was hurt. The SWAT team debriefs after each case.

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