Ga. man held after standoff in car

The man released a hostage, but threatened officers with a gun and claimed there were explosives in the car

By Mike Morris
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — A Gwinnett County intersection was shut down Wednesday morning during a police standoff with an armed motorist who told officers he had explosives in his car.

The incident began after a man allegedly battered a female in a vehicle at the Shell station on Ga. 20 at Russell Road near Lawrenceville.

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