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Report: Lock down lifted at former DeKalb Medical Center

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Report: Lock down lifted at former DeKalb Medical Center


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Illustration: A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

According to local media reports, a lock down at Emory Decatur Hospital, previously named DeKalb Medical Center, has been lifted according to WSB-TV.

The station reports that a man “barricaded himself in a truck,” drawing a heavy police presence.

According to a DeKalb County Police spokesperson, “There was a SWAT situation at DeKalb Medical.  There was a subject who was in crisis who was trespassing on the property.  The situation has been resolved and the subject has been taken into custody.”

Emory Healthcare recently took over DeKalb Medical.

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