SWAT team members discuss Ga. firefighter hostage situation

The firefighters were able to keep 55-year-old Lauren Brown calm and relay information to police outside


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — The SWAT officers who carried out a dramatic rescue of Gwinnett County firefighters talked to FOX 5 about their ordeal.

Sgt. Jeff Johnston, Officer Nick Boney and Sgt. Jason Teague were members of the Gwinnett County Police Department SWAT team called to a Suwanee home on April 10 after the homeowner held several firefighters hostage. 

The suspect, Lauren Brown, called 911 claiming he was ill, according to authorities. He then took four of the first-responders hostage when they arrived at the home. 

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