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Standoff ends with suspect stabbing himself

Posted: 7:26 AM, Jan 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-05 14:04:30Z

Police say a Tuesday morning standoff at a motel outside Atlanta has ended with the suspect stabbing himself but no one else injured.

Authorities had surrounded the motel as the man refused to leave a room, prompting concerns about the safety of several children inside the building.

According to the DeKalb County Police Department's Twitter account, the suspect was being brought to a hospital and everyone else involved is safe.

DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick told CBS46 (http://bit.ly/1PHOxhJ ) that up to 11 children and two adults were inside the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

DeKalb County interim Police Chief James Conroy tells WSB-TV (http://bit.ly/1SwUZux ) the man was armed with a knife and refusing to let the other people leave the room.

A SWAT team had been called to the Rite4us Inn & Suites motel near in the Decatur area, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.