Update: Suspect Apprehended After SWAT Call in Norcross Area

A man barricaded himself in his home for hours following a domestic dispute. A SWAT team was able to take the suspect into custody without incident.

Update, 10:25 p.m.: The SWAT team took the suspect into custody without incident, according to police. He was located while hiding inside the Norcross-area home.

The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Luis Samuel Lopez.


Update, 9:35 p.m.: Gwinnett Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith told Norcross Patch that the SWAT team has entered the home and is looking for the suspect.

The domestic dispute, which started the SWAT incident, was reported at approximately 4:38 p.m. The woman in the dispute exited the home, but the man refused to leave, according to Smith.

Officers spent two hours trying to get him out, but he still wouldn't leave, so a SWAT call was activated. No one else is in the home with him, and he is believed to be unarmed.

Smith added that the man has outstanding warrants for other family violence incidents, including cruelty to children in the second degree and terroristic threats, but it's not confirmed if any of those incidents involved the woman in the latest dispute.


A SWAT team has been called to assist in an incident where a man has barricaded himself in a residence Wednesday evening in unincorporated Norcross.

According to Gwinnett County Police spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith, the call started as a domestic dispute on the 1400 block of Reddington Lane near Singleton Road.

"The male half of the argument barricaded himself inside the residence," Smith said.

The SWAT team has been activated for the barricaded subject.

Patch is on the scene and will have updates once more information becomes available.

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