A local dentist was arrested after allegedly barricading himself inside a Brookhaven home for hours Tuesday, officials said.
The team found George Frank Roach, 48, hiding in the house shortly after 3 p.m., Brookhaven police Sgt. Jacob Kissel told AJC.com.
“He did not surrender,” Maj. Brandon Gurley said at the scene. “There was a struggle, but he is OK and in custody.”
BREAKING: @BrookhavenGA_PD say they've captured the SWAT standoff suspect, Frank Roach. Friend confirms this is a picture of him. He's facing several felony charges. I'm live at 4 with the latest. pic.twitter.com/rhuySt7BUa
Officers got to the home in the 3300 block of Osborne Road about 5 a.m., Channel 2 Action News reported. They were trying to serve a search and arrest warrant on a charge of domestic violence when Roach refused to come out, according to the news station.
Brookhaven police thought the situation was violent enough to call a SWAT team, Channel 2 reported. At one point, officers fired flash bangs at the home and sent a robot in to search room by room.
Roach’s friend Brad Krabbe went to the scene of the SWAT situation to see if he could help.
“He’s a good doctor. A good-hearted guy,” Krabbe told Channel 2. “Something must’ve happened that bothered him. I don't think he’d hurt a fly.”
Video from @TelemundoAtl shows SWAT team shooting flash bangs at a house where a man had barricaded himself inside with a gun. He was wanted for domestic violence. Latest starting at 4. pic.twitter.com/4adXCoMcju