Police: Atlanta standoff over, 11 children rescued from motel

(WISH Photo, file)

DEKALB, Ga. (WCMH) – Police say a woman and 11 children are now safe after being held hostage at a hotel in Georgia.

What started as a report of a domestic situation around 2 a.m. at the Rite 4 Us Inn and Suites escalated into a SWAT standoff.

Police told WXIA that the suspect stabbed himself in the neck and is now in critical condition.

The children range in age between three months and 17 years old. Police said that a woman inside one of the hotel rooms called 911.

The reason for the dispute and the identity of the suspect have not been disclosed.

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