Police: Gwinnett County landlord arrested after multi-hour SWAT situation

One man is in custody after a multi-hour SWAT situation at a home in Gwinnett County. (Gwinnett County Police Department)

Gwinnett County police have arrested a landlord after a multi-hour SWAT operation in unincorporated Lawrenceville.

Officers say they were called to the 1600 block of Ivey Point Court around 8:30 Saturday night after reports of a dispute between a landlord and a tenant.

When they got to the scene, they met the tenant, who officials say had visible injuries.

Officers then tried to talk with the landlord, identified at 64-year-old Allan Moore, but officials say he barricaded himself inside the home.

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During their attempts to speak with Moore, the officers learned that he had been diagnosed as schizophrenic and bipolar, was a former member of the New York Department of Corrections SWAT Team at Rikers Island, and owned a firearm.

Due to those facts, officials activated the Gwinnett County SWAT team around 10 p.m.

After around 9 hours of negotiations, Moore surrendered peacefully Sunday morning at 7:15.

"We are thankful that this situation was resolved peacefully, without injury, and thank the residents for their patience," Gwinnett County police said in a statement.

Moore is now in the Gwinnett County Detention Center charged with battery, obstruction of justice, and terroristic threats.

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