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Police: Woman's false report led to 5-hour standoff


TUCKER, Ga. -- Police have charged a woman with making a false report of a crime after alleging a domestic dispute that led to a five-hour hostage standoff Tuesday morning.

Eleven children and a woman were reportedly held hostage as 36-year-old Korrie Thomas was involved in a standoff with police at a Decatur hotel early Tuesday. The standoff ended after police say Thomas stabbed himself in the neck when a SWAT team entered the room.

DeKalb County Police now say that entire incident began after the woman -- 21-year-old Diamond Williams -- called 911 alleging a domestic dispute. Detectives believe that Williams made the call, in which she claimed to be Shanta King, after an argument with Thomas.

Williams is the mother of two of the children involved in the incident, police said. 

Authorities have issued a warrant charging Williams with false report of a crime. As of Wednesday afternoon, Williams had not been taken into custody. 

Thomas remained in critical condition as of Wednesday. Thomas was said the to be father of the 10 of the children and the brother of a 17-year-old. Thomas was scheduled begin serving a nine year prison sentence for armed robbery in November, but never appeared. 

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