Conley standoff ends in man's arrest

Clayton County Sheriff's Deputies and SWAT team members flooded a Conley neighborhood on Thursday morning as they worked to get a man to surrender.  

FOX 5 crews witnessed the tense moment officers took the man into custody before 12:30 p.m. Thursday. 

The standoff took place in the 4000 block of Browne Court off Old Conley Road.

"I came outside and I saw a police car in front of my house. I peeked and saw all the police cars out here," Deloren Britten said.  

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An hours-long standoff ends in the Conley Forrest Community off Old Conley Road on May 30, 2024.  (FOX 5)

Neighbors told FOX 5's Eric Perry they were shocked to see armed law enforcement flooding their community.  

"I'm very shocked. It's a very quiet, well-kept neighborhood. You would have to know it's here. It's not something to stumble upon," one neighbor said.  

Negotiators, drones and huge armored trucks were all brought in as crews figured out how they would get the man inside out.  

One man said he was told to leave his home as they worked the situation.  

Those in the area said this was not the first SWAT incident in the home.  

"Last time they had the SWAT out here, I didn't see them make any arrest though," Britten said.  

"There's so much going on in the world today and, as you see, you can't be in your house or front yard without something happening," one neighbor said.  

"Keep that out of the neighborhood. We don't want that around here. All of our neighbors are good. We don't want any crime around here," Britten said.  

FOX 5 reached out to the Clayton County Sherriff's Office for more details and are waiting to hear back. 

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