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Overnight standoff lasts for 5 hours in Gwinnett County

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A standoff situation ended peacefully in a Gwinnett County neighborhood Saturday morning.

The situation started around 11:30 p.m. Friday night when 50-year-old Jeffrey Wahaus held himself up inside his home at the Ivy Green Subdivision on Rolling Creek Drive in Buford.

Neighbors say they heard him firing shots, so they called police.

But, when police arrived, they were greeted by another man, Jason Rhodes, wanted in another city screaming that he had been shot.

"A half-clothed male came running out of the house saying he had been shot," said Troy Tobler with Gwinnett County police. "Police were then able to make contact with a female that was inside the residence to get her out and get her to safety."

Authorities arrested the Rhodes, but the homeowner, Wahaus, would not come out.

That's when SWAT threw tear gas into the home.

The standoff finally ended around 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning when the Wahaus surrendered.

Wahaus was charged with false imprisonment with additional charges likely, according to authorities.

Rhodes was taken into custody for an outstanding failure to appear warrant in Douglas County, related to a traffic charge.

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