Police: 'Gunman' holding 5 firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta

Firefighters Hostage
Posted at 6:05 PM, Apr 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-12 04:01:38-04

(CNN) -- A "barricaded gunman" is holding five Gwinnett County, Georgia, firefighters hostage in suburban Atlanta, a police spokesman said.

The hostage situation occurred after firefighters responded to a residence in Suwanee, Georgia "for some type of medical call," Gwinnett County police spokesman Ed Ritter said.

Police later sent out a request to local TV stations telling them not to send helicopters over the area, in the interest of assuring the safety of those involved in the situation.