Eight arrested, SWAT standoff at barbershop ends peacefully
ATLANTA - Police have taken a number of suspects into custody after a SWAT standoff at a barbershop in northwest Atlanta.
Early Monday morning, around 1 a.m., police received a call about a group of "juveniles" who were walking around the 2500 block of Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, armed with rifles.
Police moved in quickly and the group of young suspects scattered. Three of the suspects were immediately arrested. According to investigators one of those suspects was found hiding under a vehicle. A rifle was also found under the vehicle.
A second rifle was found in some tires at a nearby tire shop.
Police said five suspects ran into a barbershop next to the tire shop called Crazy Cuts. The SWAT team was called in as police closed off traffic and surrounded the barbershop.
Just before 6 a.m., the five young adults peacefully surrendered with their arms up. They were removed from the scene and are now being questioned by police.
Police described the morning as a "textbook operation."