Final Update: The suspect has died after an hours-long standoff, Cobb police Chief Mike Register said.
A Wells Fargo bank at 2675 Windy Hill Rd in Marietta, Ga., is currently on lock-down after a man entered the building and apparently began taking hostages.
There are no longer hostages in the bank, according to police. At 1:23 p.m., police breached the door of the bank and have made visual contact with the suspect, according to WSB.
“If what he's telling us is true,” Cobb police Sgt. Dana Pierce said, “then we still have to treat this as a dangerous situation."
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The suspect called the WSB Channel 2 newsroom and claimed he had a bomb, but said that he does not want to hurt anyone and if he does detonate the bomb, he would let hostages out first.
Later, he told the news channel that he is veteran who is separated from his wife and child, and that he is homeless and served in Iraq with the Marines.
Cobb police Chief Mike Register said officers are in contact with the man, who identified himself as Brian Easley.
“No one inside the bank has been harmed or anyone outside the bank,” Cobb police Officer Alicia Chilton told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Photos posted on social media included police in riot gear and watching the bank through sniper rifles.
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