Georgia Hostage-Taker's Demand: Restore My Cable
Man was facing foreclosure: officials
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Apr 11, 2013 3:29 AM CDT
Updated Apr 11, 2013 5:14 AM CDT
A police officer leaves the scene after an explosion and gunshots were heard Wednesday, April 10, 2013 in Suwanee, Ga.   (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

(Newser) – The man who held four firefighters hostage at a home in Suwanee, Ga., told negotiating cops he wanted his utilities and cable turned back on, authorities say. He had reportedly lost the services amid financial trouble; he also faced foreclosure on his home, a police officer said. "People can often be desperate," noted a local fire captain.

Police negotiated with the man for four hours before a SWAT team killed him, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. After receiving minor injuries, at least two firefighters have now been released from the hospital, WSB-TV reports. The man had reportedly lured them with a faked heart attack: It "was a typical emergency response—no indication that anything would go wrong," the fire captain said.

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WiccanFerret
Apr 11, 2013 5:19 PM CDT
I think the headline should've probably been "Georgia Hostage-Taker Was Obivously Insane"
Drewzy
Apr 11, 2013 12:30 PM CDT
Another responsible and sane gun owner at work.
LoginsSuck
Apr 11, 2013 10:07 AM CDT
Forget Cable go for Satellite.