SWAT storms West Midtown apartment to free woman being held hostage by boyfriend

A massive police response in West Midtown Thursday afternoon after a man reportedly took his girlfriend hostage inside his apartment.

SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene in Loring Heights where a large police presence was visible outside the Radius West apartment building located off Bishop Street NW. At least two dozen police vehicles were parked outside and around the building.

Atlanta Police say the call came in around 3:45 p.m. as a domestic dispute. A family member had called the police to say the 34-year-old man had taken his 31-year-old girlfriend hostage and was barricaded inside the apartment.

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The SWAT team responded to an apartment in West Midtown after a report of a man holding his girlfriend hostage on Aug. 10, 2023. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

The SWAT team was called into the location and was able to make contact with the man, but he refused to come out.

Eventually, the SWAT team enter the residence and took the man into custody. The woman was not injured.

The man, whose name has not been released, was charged with false imprisonment.

He was booked into the Fulton County Jail.