“At no point did he threaten anyone else,” said Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss. “From the get-go, he said he did not want to hurt anyone else, but if anybody approached his car, he would kill himself.”
According to Calhoun City Police Information Officer Lt. Tony Pyle, the dispute began at The Villas apartment complex between C.L. Moss Parkway and North King Street.
Calhoun Police responded to a call to the apartment complex and were joined by Gordon County Sheriff’s deputies and Georgia State Patrol troopers shortly after.
The husband had locked himself in a black Ford Explorer with a handgun, said Pyle, and the following six hours were a stalemate between law enforcement and the husband, at which point he surrendered.
Around 3 p.m., the husband exited his Explorer and surrendered to law enforcement without further incident, said Pyle.
“It was a long standoff situation, but it ended the way we want all standoff situations to end, with no injuries,” said Moss. “We are thankful he decided to listen to the negotiator and give himself up.”
No names have been released.