Police arrest suspect armed with a handgun in Brookhaven

The Brookhaven Police Department said authorities arrested an armed suspect after a manhunt on Saturday. 

About six hours after reporting the incident, police said the suspect was in custody and there was no danger to the public. 

There was a heavy police presence at Buford Highway and Clairmont Road on Saturday morning where police said a man armed with a handgun was hiding in a wooded area. 

Police said people should avoid the area and asked residents in the surrounding areas — along Clairmont Road from Buford Highway to Clairmont Way, on Buford Highway from Clairmont Terrace to Afton Lane, and on Clairmont Place, Clairmont Way, Wilmont Drive, and Afton Lane — to remain in their indoors. 

Brookhaven PD officers responded at 7:15 a.m. Saturday morning after receiving a report of a male armed with a gun inside the apartment complex at 3649 Buford Highway. 

Police said the person was threatening to harm himself and allegedly fired one shot inside an apartment, which went through the floor.

Police said the suspect ran into a wooded area behind the apartment complex fired a gun at least twice. 

Officers from multiple jurisdictions are at the scene, including the Brookhaven, Chamblee and Dunwoody Police Departments, North Metro SWAT team and Brookhaven Police Canine.

 Police set a perimeter around the suspect at around 10 a.m. on Saturday.  

The suspect is described as a 24-year-old with a full beard wearing a white shirt with a tiger logo on the back, long black pants, black Nike sandals and a black Adidas hat. 

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