PEACHTREE CORNERS, Ga. (AP) — Police in metro Atlanta say they have arrested a woman who held her newborn grandchild hostage following a domestic argument.
Gwinnett County police Cpl. Michele Pihera said in a statement a four-hour standoff with a SWAT team ended peacefully Wednesday. She says the 4-week-old baby was unharmed and the child's grandmother, 57-year-old Laurie Morgan, was charged with aggravated assault and reckless conduct. It was not immediately known if she had an attorney.
Police say the standoff began with a domestic argument at an apartment where Morgan grabbed the baby while holding a gun, then walked outside with the child and fired a gunshot.
Police dispatched a SWAT team, which entered the apartment and arrested Morgan.
This story has been corrected to show the standoff happened Wednesday, not Tuesday.