A robbery investigation led Atlanta police to a home on Lake Valley Road. The SWAT unit was called in as a precaution, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Photo: Channel 2 Action News
Photo: Channel 2 Action News

1 arrested after robbery, SWAT standoff at NW Atlanta home

A man intending to meet a woman at a northwest Atlanta home was jumped by a group of men, robbed and left bloodied Monday afternoon somewhere in South Fulton, police said.

The incident sent SWAT officers to the scene of the alleged attack in a neighborhood off Fairburn Road early Tuesday morning. Three people were initially detained as persons of interest, and one was arrested, Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty told AJC.com.

Police are not prepared to release the name of the suspect due to the ongoing investigation, he said.

The victim called for help around 4:15 p.m. Monday and was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. From his hospital bed, he told officers he went to a home in the 3300 block of Lake Valley Road to see a woman, and five armed men ambushed him as he was speaking with her. 

He was ordered to get on the ground, and the men began hitting him with their guns, the victim told police. At some point, he said he was forced back into his vehicle and dropped off in South Fulton, where he called 911.

After obtaining a search warrant, police paid a visit to the Lake Valley Road home. The SWAT unit was called in as a precaution, Capt. Jeff Cantin told Channel 2 Action News from the scene. 

According to the news station, the three people detained were the only ones inside the home when SWAT used a flash-bang grenade to make entry. Suspected heroin and marijuana were found inside, police said.

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