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Authorities have arrested two suspects involved in the ambush-style killing of two Georgia sheriff’s deputies on Thursday night.
Sheriff Craig Owens held a press conference early Friday morning regarding the arrests. The suspects involved were initially barricaded after killing the officers in the line of duty.
The Cobb County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were serving a warrant when one of the suspects opened fire on the officers from a vehicle.
A second suspect then began shooting at the officers from the house, authorities say. The suspects surrendered after an hours-long standoff.
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The identities of the fallen deputies have not been disclosed.
“Two @CobbSheriff deputies died tonight in the line of duty while serving a warrant. SWAT and FAST teams are at the scene. The suspect is barricaded. We will release additional information, including the names of the fallen deputies, as it becomes available,” the sheriff’s department said in a tweet.
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Multiple law enforcement agencies were seen gathering at the scene in the Atlanta suburb of Marietta, Fox Atlanta reported.
In a statement, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation offered its condolences.
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“Our condolences go out to Cobb County Sheriff Craig Owens and the Cobb County Sheriff’s Office after the loss of two deputies tonight in the line of duty,” the agency said in a tweet.