Police officers secure a baby, right, that the SWAT team rescued from an apartment, during a standoff following a domestic dispute, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 in Tucker Ga., near Atlanta. SWAT officers safely removed the baby just before 9 a.m. Thursday, and the infant has since been returned to its mother. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

SWAT unit rescues baby after dispute between man, woman

September 19, 2019 - 4:10 pm

NORCROSS, Ga. (AP) — A special police unit rescued a baby from an apartment outside Atlanta after a dispute between a man and a woman.

Gwinnett County police said they dispatched the agency's Special Weapons And Tactics team to the residence in Norcross Thursday morning after the woman left and called 911. Police believed the infant was inside with the male suspect, who they tried to make contact with during a two-hour standoff.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that SWAT officers safely removed the baby.

Police say they believe the man — 26-year-old Jamal Alexander — left before police arrived. He turned himself in to police later Thursday on charges of aggravated assault and simple battery. It wasn't known whether Alexander had a lawyer who could be reached for comment on his behalf.

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