Man in custody after cops say homeowner was threatened with shotgun

Atlanta police arrested a man after he allegedly pulled a shotgun on a northeast Atlanta homeowner, prompting a SWAT standoff.

Kenneth Pass (Photo: Fulton County Sheriff's Office)

The man, identified as 61-year-old Kenneth Pass, was flushed out of the home with “chemical agents,” police spokeswoman Stephanie Brown said. He is charged with criminal trespass and making terroristic threats.

About 1:20 p.m., the owner of a house in the 2000 block of Knox Street went to inspect the property he just purchased, police said. When the owner walked into the home, he was met by a man who would not leave.


“The male advised that he had a shotgun and retreated to the upper level of the home. The owner then called the police,” Brown said.

When officers arrived, the man told them the same thing, police said.

About 4:30 p.m., police set off several “flash-bang” devices to try to end the situation, Channel 2 reported.

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