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Officers rescue infant whose grandmother prompted SWAT call-out

Laurie Morgan, Photo source: Gwinnett County Police Laurie Morgan, Photo source: Gwinnett County Police
Photo source: Gwinnett County Police Photo source: Gwinnett County Police
PEACHTREE CORNERS, GA (CBS46) -

An infant involved in a hostage situation at an apartment complex in Gwinnett County has been rescued and is safe.

The incident took place in the Highland Corners Apartments off Peachtree Corners Circle in Peachtree Corners.

According to Gwinnett County police, officers initially responded to the apartment at about 3 a.m. after Laurie Morgan, 57, the infant's grandmother, got into an argument with her daughter's boyfriend. By the time officers arrived, Morgan was the only adult who remained in the apartment. Her 4-week-old grandson was also in the apartment.

"At one point while our officers were here, she was holding the baby," said Gwinnett County Police Corporal Michele Pihera. "She came outside and fired at least one round outside." 

No one was injured when Morgan fired the gun, Pihera said. Police commanders called tactical officers to the scene to help manage the situation.

A neighbor who lives at the complex said SWAT officers commandeered his apartment as the situation unfolded.

"He (the officer) came and knocked on the door and said they needed to use our apartment to scope their building, so we let them in and let them do what they needed to do," said neighbor Jayjuan Davis.

Five hours after the initial police response, officers entered the apartment. Morgan had apparently fallen asleep.

"Officers positioned themselves between the baby and the grandmother, took her into custody and at the same time scooped up the baby to quickly get him out of that situation."

Morgan is charged with reckless conduct and aggravated assault.

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