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Man holding 5 firefighters hostage in Gwinnett County, Ga., authorities say

Police at the scene of a hostage situation in Suwanee, Ga., Wednesday, April 10, 2013.
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(AP) GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in northwest Georgia say a barricaded man is holding five firefighters hostage.

Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Edwin Ritter says firefighters on Wednesday responded to a medical call in Suwanee and were taken hostage by a suspect he did not name.

Ritter says information on a possible motive was not immediately available and a SWAT team is on the scene. He gave no more details.

A call to the Gwinnett CountyFire Department was not immediately returned.

Suwanee is about 35 miles northeast of downtown Atlanta.

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