Police: Man arrested after 3-hour standoff in Gwinnett County

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Police in Gwinnett County said they have taken a potentially violent criminal into custody following a 3-hour SWAT standoff.

The standoff started shortly after 1 p.m. in 4100 block of Mayflower Court near Lilburn after police said a woman called 911 reporting her son held a knife to her throat and threatened to kill her twice. Gwinnett County police said Shane Mattadeen, 37, negotiated police with police during the standoff, but had threatened to commit “suicide by cop.” He eventually was taken into custody.

Officers sent word to residents in the area to “shelter in place” through the county’s reverse 911 call system.

Police said the man’s girlfriend was able to safely leave the home with three children, ages 20-months, 12 years and 13 years, prior to the standoff.

Investigators said Mattadeen was also wanted for violating the federal Hobbs Act. He will also face additional charges stemming from Thursday’s incident.