SWAT standoff in Norcross ends as man emerges from hotel room

A two-hour SWAT standoff in Norcross ended with a man coming out of a hotel room and being arrested, authorities said.

Around 4 p.m. Friday, Gwinnett County police attempted to stop a vehicle for a routine traffic violation near the intersection of Oakbrook Parkway and Jimmy Carter Boulevard, according to a news release from the department. The man then ran from officers. 

He ended up running to the Horizon Inn and Suites at 6187 Dawson Boulevard and barricading himself in a room, the release said. 

He was armed with a knife and began to make threats to harm himself, the release said.

A little after 6:45 p.m., police said he exited the room, was placed under arrest and was evaluated by medical personnel.

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Police haven’t identified the man or what charges he faces. No other details have been released.

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