A man was holed up in the Araamda Inn on South Cobb Drive, police said.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

Man in custody after SWAT standoff at Cobb motel 

A wanted man who was barricaded inside a Cobb County motel for hours was taken into custody Tuesday, Channel 2 Action News reported. 

The SWAT standoff at the Araamda Inn on South Cobb Drive began after authorities attempted to serve the man with a warrant, Cobb police confirmed. 

It ended just after 5 p.m., Channel 2 reported. People inside the motel were evacuated during the standoff. 

“It is my understanding that the sheriff's office was out serving a warrant and has requested the assistance of (Cobb police’s) SWAT team,” Cobb police Officer Sarah O’Hara told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  

The suspect was identified as Christopher Dean Johnson, 40, of Atlanta, by Douglas County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jesse Hambrick. Johnson was wanted out of  Douglasville on an obstruction of an officer charge. 

According to Douglasville police, two officers attempted to question Johnson about a stolen car in February, but he ran. Authorities eventually tracked him to Cobb County. 

Johnson was booked into the Douglas County jail. 

Cobb County police SWAT teams swarmed a motel, where a wanted man was barricaded. (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

No other details were released. 

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