Gunman, possible hostage situation in downtown Savannah, SWAT team on scene; Update: Reports of no hostages; Update: Suspect in custody

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Downtown Savannah is on lock-down as a gunman is on the loose, with possible hostages.

Broughton, Drayton taped off as a crime scene as gunman barricades himself, 2 hostages #Savannah http://t.co/X0idIA5m http://t.co/nTkR3VcG

— SavannahNow (@SavannahNow) May 17, 2012

Police say a gunman is barricaded inside the Old Pink House. Parts of downtown Savannah shut down. Stay with @WSAV for the latest.

— Tuquyen Mach (@TuquyenMach) May 17, 2012

Savannah College of Art and Design is warning students to stay inside.

SCAD is telling students and teachers to stay in classrooms.

— WSAV News 3 (@WSAV) May 17, 2012

SCAD tweets for students in Propes Hall, Trustees and Lucas Theaters to remain inside because of the police action downtown.

— WSAV News 3 (@WSAV) May 17, 2012

Please continue to avoid Jenn, Trustees and Lucas. We will keep you posted. #Savannah

— SCAD (@SCADdotedu) May 17, 2012

WSAV is currently reporting no hostages, which if true is good news.

There are NO hostages inside the Pink House.

— WSAV News 3 (@WSAV) May 17, 2012

SWAT team is reported to be on the scene.

Watch: Near Reynolds Sq outside Pink House where SWAT team is now inside

— SavannahNow (@SavannahNow) May 17, 2012

Locals are weighing in from on the scene and locals are following Twitter rather than waiting for the mainstream media.

There's a guy holding 2 people hostage at a really nice restaurant with a MACHINE GUN! WTF SAVANNAH?? AT THIS HOUR?? won't leave ohouse.

— Alexandra (@thealexandra_a) May 17, 2012

https://twitter.com/#!/LydiaHall1/status/203130286836416513

Dam I knew about the savannah hostage situation thanks to my followers before it hit the news!

— Wes Anderson (@kidwes3211) May 17, 2012

More from the #Savannah hostage situation. pic.twitter.com/WMjOjVen

— Lindsay Kennedy (@LindsayWKennedy) May 17, 2012

Twitchy will monitor the situation and update accordingly.

UPDATE: SWAT team entering the restaurant where the gunman is thought to be.

SWAT has moved into the Olde Pink House.

— WSAV News 3 (@WSAV) May 17, 2012

More are reporting that there are, thankfully, no hostages.

#TFM Update: Police say gunman in Savannah, Georgia, does not have any hostages – @AP http:… http://t.co/SzV6vr36 #BreakingNews

— linda dee (@misslindadee) May 17, 2012

Standoff between gunman, police in Savannah: No hostages with gunman who barricaded himself inside landmark restaurant, police say

— Gloria Hanna (@GloriaHanna1) May 17, 2012

RT @savannahnow: #Savannah Police confirm initial reports of hostages at #OldePinkHouse are not true. Gunman believed to be alone….

— The Landings Club (@LandingsClub) May 17, 2012

More locals reporting from scene.

Swat has Reynolds Square are near Starbucks on lockdown in Savannah. Looking for shooter. My hubby is stuck inside of Starbucks. #fb

— Jill McKee (@REVOLUTION_Jill) May 17, 2012

damn shoot outs all downtown savannah early http://t.co/F5qaFESU http://t.co/qWQxovq0

— Wuannie Manziel (@Wuannino) May 17, 2012

Update: Suspect now in custody of police.

#OldePinkHouse suspect taken into custody by police. #savannah http://t.co/La3Tgrq8

— SavannahNow (@SavannahNow) May 17, 2012

Sounds like the shooter in downtown Savannah was arrested. Hurray!

— Kiri (@Kiriska) May 17, 2012

Police: Gunman in Savannah standoff surrenders: Police say a gunman who barricaded himself inside a landmark res… http://t.co/VyzL6jFR

— Pixeli.us (@pixeliusimg) May 17, 2012

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2012/05/17/gunman-possible-hostage-situation-in-downtown-savannah-swat-team-on-scene/

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