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CONYERS — Rockdale and Newton County SWAT teams were able to remove a suspect without incident on Dec. 2 who had barricaded himself inside a home on Malta Drive in southwest Rockdale County.

Rockdale County Sheriff’s public information officer Lee Thomas said deputies responded to a person armed call about 11:30 a.m. Monday morning and found the suspect had barricaded himself inside the home on Malta Drive, which is off Lake Capri Road.

“The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was called out,” said Thomas in a news release. “With assistance from the Newton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT, the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.”

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to investigate the incident. The suspect’s name has not yet been released.

The Citizen will update this story as more information becomes available.

Senior Reporter

Born and raised in Decatur, Ga. Graduated from Shorter College in Rome, Ga. in 1979 with B.A. in Communications. Worked in community newspapers for 26 years. Started at Rockdale Citizen/Newton Citizen in January 2016.