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.
— Jennifer Mayerle (@jennifermayerle) April 10, 2013
In December, a convicted felon in Webster, N.Y., shot four firefighters who responded to a house fire.
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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.
Twitchy will update this breaking news story as details emerge.