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Marshals shoot man at Atlanta hotel

EAST POINT, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say U.S. marshals shot and wounded a man while executing an arrest warrant at a hotel near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

East Point police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force went to a room at the Crowne Plaza early Wednesday morning. Police say they were attempting to arrest a man wanted for the sale of methamphetamine and possession of explosives.

East Point police Sgt. Allyn Glover says officers confirmed the suspect was in a hotel room, and didn't get an answer at the door. Glover says the marshals then broke through the door, and were confronted by the suspect who was armed with a handgun.

The suspect, whose name wasn't released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in stable condition.

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Shinedownfan 1 year, 8 months ago

If Raylan Givens was the marshal on duty, the suspect wouldn't be at Grady.

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waltspecht 1 year, 8 months ago

Ya Boy, ain't TV great. To bad in real life a certain healthy amount of fear doesn't make that hand quite as steady as it is on the range.

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