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Man barricades himself inside home; SWAT called to scene

Posted June 30

— A SWAT team was called to a scene in Athens after a man barricaded himself inside a home.

Police tell CBS46, officers were attempted to serve a search and arrest warrant at the home of Benjamin Blackburn located in the 300 block of Ironwood Way.

Blackburn, 49, was wanted for aggravated assault against a woman in Athens and has a felony probation violation out of Texas. Authorities considered him dangerous.

The suspect eventually turned himself into police after several hours.

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