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SWAT responds to south Forsyth home over warrant
Man barricaded himself inside
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Tyler Long. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

SOUTH FORSYTH -- A large law enforcement presence, including a Forsyth County SWAT team, responded to a residence in south Forsyth after a man who was thought to have been armed barricaded himself in a home.

Gwinnett County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly were attempting to serve a warrant on Tyler Franklin Long at the home he rents on Hartsfield Place, which is in the Olde Atlanta Golf Club, Wednesday night when he barricaded himself inside, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.

Forsyth’s SWAT unit and a number of other law enforcement units were at the scene when they deployed gas inside the residence just before 12:30 a.m., Rodriguez said.

Long was reportedly “awake and functional” when law enforcement made contact with him after the gas had been deployed.

“He peacefully surrendered,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said no one else was inside the home.

The warrant was an incarceration order, according to Maj. Kirk Williamson with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Department, though he said he did not have further details about the original reason or the order.

According to Gwinnett records, Long was charged with contempt of court and remains in the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.