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DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Police say they've surrounded a hotel near Atlanta as a man inside is refusing to leave, prompting concerns about the safety of several children inside the building.

 

DeKalb County Police Major Tonya Dedrick tells CBS46 that up to 11 children and two adults were inside the room when the situation began around 2 a.m. Tuesday.

 

DeKalb County interim Police Chief James Conroy tells WSB-TV the man was armed with a knife and refusing to let the other people leave the room.

 

Dedrick tells WXIA-TV officers were negotiating with the man, "trying to hopefully resolve this with a peaceful end to it."

 

A SWAT team has been called to the rite4us Inn & Suites hotel near in the Decatur area, about 10 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.

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