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Ga. firefighters 'relieved' hostage ordeal is over

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A police officer leaves the scene after an explosion and gunshots were heard near the scene where a man was holding four firefighters hostage Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Suwanee, Ga. A police spokesman said the suspect was dead and none of the hostage suffered serious injuries.

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It's a call that firefighters routinely respond to -- a report of a medical emergency. But when five firefighters answered one in a neighborhood north of Atlanta Wednesday, they encountered an armed man who demanded that his cable and power be turned back on. The firefighters were held for hours before SWAT teams stormed the house, and the gunman was shot dead.
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