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Standoff ends after woman and 11 kids held hostage

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Police surround the hotel in DeKalb County. WXIA photo Police surround the hotel in DeKalb County. WXIA photo

UPDATE: (WXIA) - The hostage situation ended when the suspect stabbed himself in the neck. He is being transported to the hospital in critical condition. The children and woman are safe.

DEKALB, GA -- A woman and 11 children are being held hostage at a motel on Snapfinger Woods Dr.

The stand-off was underway after a domestic dispute call that came in around the two o'clock hour. The SWAT team is on the scene negotiating and authorities are hoping for a peaceful resolution. The children range from three months to 17 years.

Major Tonya Dedrick with DeKalb Police Department said the woman inside made the 911 call but for unknown reasons.

"We do not know the reason for the domestic dispute," she said.

Read more at WXIA's website.

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