A dispute between a husband and wife kicked off an hourslong SWAT standoff in Union City on Sunday afternoon and resulted in the man’s arrest.
Fernando Cortes, 27, surrendered and was taken into custody when SWAT officers forced their way inside a home off Alexander Avenue, according to Union City police. The scene was cleared by 5:20 p.m., more than four hours after officers were first called to the home to investigate a disturbance.
When they first arrived, they heard a “verbal disturbance” between a man and a woman inside the home, police spokesman Officer Jerome Turner said. They made contact with the woman at the front door, “who then advised that her husband was inside of the home armed,” he said.
No injuries were reported by the woman or any of the officers on scene, according to police.
Cortes was arrested on charges of obstruction of justice, battery related to family violence and criminal trespassing. He was expected to be booked into the Fulton County Jail.
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