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SWAT Standoff Ends, Man Taken Into Custody

Edward Quenzer barricaded himself inside his home after threatening his mother with a stun gun. She contacted Sandy Springs police about his "irrational behavior."

Edward Quenzer has been taken into custody and has been transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for a "mental evaluation," Sandy Springs police said. Credit: Sandy Springs Police
Edward Quenzer has been taken into custody and has been transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for a "mental evaluation," Sandy Springs police said. Credit: Sandy Springs Police
A man has been taken into custody after barricading himself inside his home during a SWAT standoff that occurred early Thursday morning in Sandy Springs.

Edward Quenzer has been transported to Grady Memorial Hospital for a "mental evaluation," said Sandy Springs police spokesperson Sgt. Ron Momon. 

Sandy Springs police and North Metro SWAT responded to a call of a gunman at a home at 1215 Old Woodbine Road in the southern end of the city. 

Just before 10 p.m., Quenzer's mother told police he "threatened her with a Taser type stun gun after she contacted police regarding his irrational behavior," Momon stated.

The woman told officers her son had been displaying symptoms of schizophrenia and paranoia. Surrounding residents were evacuated and negotiations continued throughout the overnight hours. 

Quenzer was eventually taken into custody without incident. 

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