Police: Ga. hostage taker was heavily armed
Updated: Thursday, April 11 2013, 07:13 PM EDT
SUWANEE, Ga. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police say a man who held firefighters hostage for hours in a suburban Atlanta home was heavily armed with a half-dozen guns.
Investigators say 55-year-old Lauren Brown faked an illness to lure four firefighters to his home.
He then held them at gunpoint, saying he would not release them until his utility and cable services were restored.
After several hours, a SWAT team stormed the home.
Brown was killed in a shootout.
One officer suffered a gunshot wound and 4 firefighters were also injured--but all are expected to be all right.