SWAT unit rescues baby after dispute between man, woman

Police officers secure a baby, right, that the SWAT team rescued from an apartment, during a standoff following a domestic dispute, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Tucker Ga., near Atlanta. SWAT officers safely removed the baby just before 9 a.m. Thursday, and the infant has since been returned to its mother.

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A special police unit was able to rescue a baby from an apartment outside Atlanta after a dispute between a man and a woman.

Gwinnett County police said they dispatched the agency's Special Weapons And Tactics team to the residence in Norcross Thursday morning after the woman left and called 911. Police believed the infant was inside with the male suspect, who they tried to make contact with during a two-hour standoff.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that SWAT officers safely removed the baby shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday.

Gwinnett County police Officer Carlton Releford says it's possible the suspect fled the scene around the time the 911 call was made. Officers were searching for him late Thursday morning.

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