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Peaceful ending to SWAT response in north Forsyth on Monday
911 reports of gunshots not substantiated

A north Forsyth incident that drew a large law enforcement presence, including a SWAT team response, ended peacefully after a “welfare check” with no arrests Monday morning.

Deputies responded to Wilkinson Drive off Browns Bridge Road shortly before 10 a.m. on Aug. 7 after a neighbor called 911 reporting gunshot sounds and a woman screaming, according to Deputy Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

“Because of the report and [that] no one came to the front door when we arrived, we activated the sheriff’s SWAT team and negotiators,” he said. “After about an hour and 15 minutes, we established contact with a person inside the house and convinced him to come out.”

Two other males and two females were also in the home at the time, Rainwater said.

He said one of the women was taken to a hospital after telling deputies she had taken too much of a prescribed medicine.

“We haven’t determined yet whether a gunshot actually went off, but one of the females had a medical condition that required transport,” he said.

No one was injured and no arrests were made in the incident.