Officers in standoff with armed driver in middle of freeway

ATLANTA (AP) — More than a dozen police cars and officers standing outside with their guns drawn filled four lanes of a freeway near Atlanta, bringing traffic to a standstill as they confronted an armed motorist.

Marietta police said in a brief statement that a driver stopped on the freeway was armed and not cooperating with police Friday morning.

The southbound lanes of Interstate 75 were shut down just northwest of Atlanta. Police described the motorist as a “non-compliant driver.”

Few other details were immediately available, and no injuries were immediately reported.

Traffic was backed up for miles. The standoff comes on a particularly busy day on Atlanta highways as people are traveling through the city on their way to spring break destinations.

The situation was unfolding near SunTrust Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves, but no game was planned Friday.

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