ATLANTA - Atlanta Police and heavily armed SWAT team members surrounded a home in Northeast Atlanta after a man barricaded himself inside saying he had a shotgun.
It all started around 1:20 Thursday afternoon when a man, who had just bought the house at the corner of Knox and Russell came to check on the place. Police say the homeowner was confronted by a man who said he had a shotgun. The homeowner called 911, and when officers arrived, they were confronted by the same man, later identified as 59-year-old Kenneth Pass.
"He told the officers he had a shotgun and was going to shoot whoever came in," said Atlanta Police Officer Stephanie Brown.
The SWAT team moved in and neighbors were evacuated. Mary Clements lives right next door to the house.
"At one point, there were 19 police cars and 3 armored vehicles," said Clements.
The SWAT team fired rounds of tear gas into the home. Hours later, Pass gave up and was taken into custody. Police say he never had a shotgun.
Clements says she's just glad he gave up before someone got hurt.
"I'm glad he came out of this okay, it could have ended really badly," said Clements.
Pass is charged with Criminal Trespass and Terroristic Threats. Police say he is well known in the community and to Atlanta Police, but did not have any outstanding warrants.
Police confirm he is the brother of Reginald Pass, the man who was arrested for assaulting a 94-year-old woman on September 30 not far from where the standoff occurred.