Officers were dispatched to the 3400 block of Nowlin Road in Acworth about 10:02 a.m. in reference to an armed person, Cobb police spokesman Mike Bowman said. When officers arrived, they heard a single shot fired and learned the suspect had made threats to the other occupants in the residence, he said.
“A shot was fired and a threat was made by the individual who is barricaded inside the house, so the police department had no other choice but to call out the SWAT team,” Bowman said. Multiple attempts to make contact with the suspect inside the house were made to no avail. Though there was no threat to the schools, North Cobb High and Awtrey Middle were placed on lockdown as a precaution while police dealt with the barricaded man.