Armed grandmother holds baby boy in stand-off

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)- A standoff between an armed grandmother holding a four-week old boy and SWAT officers has ended peacefully.

Police say it started with a dispute between family members at an apartment complex in suburban Atlanta in the middle of the night.

The grandmother went outside with the baby in her arms, fired a shot, then went back inside. Police say the grandmother was intoxicated. The SWAT team was called in to help manage the situation.

According to Cpl. Michele Pihera with Gwinnett County Police, the SWAT team was able to make entry into their home and rescue the child and reunite the child with its mother.

The grandmother was taken into custody. Police note she never made any threats against the baby.

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