Man taken into custody after Atkinson Co. hostage situation ends

Man taken into custody after Atkinson Co. hostage situation ends
Atkinson County (Source: WALB)

WILLACOOCHEE, Ga. (WALB) - A man was taken into custody after an hours-long hostage situation ended in Willacoochee, according to the Atkinson County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office said it happened after 4 p.m. on West Mccranie Avenue.

Law enforcement said a man had a disagreement with another family member and took them hostage.

The state SWAT team was called and the sheriff’s office maintained a conversation with the man until he came outside.

Sheriff David Moore said the neighborhood is safe.

The sheriff said no further information will be released at this time.

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