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Standoff Over After Woman, 11 Kids Held Hostage in Georgia Motel

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    A standoff at a Georgia motel, where a woman and 11 children were held hostage for hours, is over after a SWAT team entered the motel and the suspect stabbed himself, according to a tweet from local police.

    The man has been taken to a hospital in critical condition, NBC station WXIA reported.  

    Authorities responded to the Rite 4 Us Inn and Suites in DeKalb County around 2 a.m. Tuesday after receiving a domestic dispute call from the woman, according to WXIA. 

    DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick told WXIA earlier that officers made contact with the man inside the motel, but he refused to open the door. Dedrick said before dawn Tuesday that officers were negotiating with the man, "trying to hopefully resolve this with a peaceful end to it."