BREAKING: Gunman holding 5 firefighters hostage in Gwinnett Co., authorities say.—
Jammin Johnny 95.7 (@JamminJohnny957) April 10, 2013
A gunman is reportedly holding five firefighters hostage in Suwanee, Ga., according to early reports from Atlanta-area media. A SWAT team is reported to be on scene at the home where the firefighters responded to a medical call.
Police: 5 Gwinnett County Firefighters held hostage by barricaded gunman. They responded to a medical call. SWAT on scene. Stay w CBSAtl—
Michael Paluska (@cbsatlpaluska) April 10, 2013
Who would hold 5 firefighters hostage what is going on 😭😭 firefighters are so sweet!!!! Let them go scary man!!!—
Carly Dur$t (@CDurstie) April 10, 2013
In December, a convicted felon in Webster, N.Y., shot four firefighters who responded to a house fire.
Pray for the firefighters being held hostage and cops and SWAT team at the house behind mine!!!:( so scary!—
Leeanne Metzger (@LeEaNnEtennis22) April 10, 2013
The firefighters are being held hostage literally right next to my high school. We got some class act people here in Suwanee.—
Caroline Eagerton (@ceagerton) April 10, 2013
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Update: Reports indicated that one firefighter was released in order to move a fire truck.
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Update: Reporters and neighbors on the scene are reporting hearing and feeling explosions.
At 7:45 p.m., police told reporters that the gunman was killed after SWAT officers entered the home. An officer was shot in the hand and the hostages had superficial wounds from the explosion.
Resolution to hostage crisis: suspect is deceased, 1 officer wounded by gunshot but expected to live. All 4 firemen "going home" tonight.—
Maggie Schneider (@JournoMaggie) April 10, 2013
Twitchy will update this breaking news story as details emerge.