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Barricaded armed man in Georgia HomeGoods store taken into custody

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A shopping center in Georgia was evacuated Tuesday after an armed man barricaded himself inside a HomeGoods store and made threats, authorities said.

The incident happened in Alpharetta off the North Point Parkway, Alpharetta police said. 

“He made threatening statements and brandished a firearm,” Alpharetta Lt. Andrew Splawn told reporters at the scene.

There were no reports of shots being fired, police said.

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Officers were able to evacuate all stores in the area and enter the HomeGoods to negotiate with the suspect, authorities said. 

The incident happened at a HomeGoods store in Alpharetta, Georgia. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

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Police said the suspect was taken into custody. No additional information was immediately released.

Police said there were no reports of shots being fired. (FOX 5 Atlanta)

Alpharetta is located just north of Atlanta.

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