Police surround Georgia motel where 11 children possibly held hostage

DECATUR, Ga. -- Police say they've surrounded a hotel near Atlanta as a man inside is refusing to leave, prompting concerns about the safety of several children inside the building.

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DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick tells CBS46 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 the man was armed with a knife and refusing to let the other people leave the room.

Dedrick tells WXIA-TV officers were negotiating with the man, "trying to hopefully resolve this with a peaceful end to it."

A SWAT team has been called to the rite4us Inn & Suites hotel in the Decatur area, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.



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