Sunday, April 28, 2013

Man arrested during SWAT standoff after allegedly stabbing roommate in the chest

Man arrested during SWAT standoff after allegedly stabbing roommate in the chest, A man was arrested Saturday during a SWAT standoff after he allegedly stabbed his roommate and then locked himself in the apartment in northeast Atlanta.

Police have not released a motive for the stabbing, which happened at an apartment complex at 488 Lindbergh Place, according to Atlanta police.

Around 7:20 a.m. officers responded to a call about a person stabbed at an apartment complex, police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said.

Officers arrived and found the victim, Mr. David Ker, suffering from a stab wound to the chest, Sgt. Lyon said.

“According to the victim, he was stabbed by his roommate, Robert Hayes, who had locked himself inside the apartment,” Sgt. Lyon said. “SWAT negotiators were called and eventually tear gas was fired into the apartment.”

Police have not provide any details on the weapon used in the stabbing or what happened between the roommates.

Mr. Hayes was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, police said.

The victim survived the knife wound to his chest.

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