LAWRENCEVILLE — A SWAT team standoff Tuesday morning in Lawrenceville began when a husband with a violent history struck his wife with a pool cue at home, police said.
Gwinnett police responded to a report of a domestic clash at a home in the 800 block of Martin Heights Drive about 6:30 a.m.
By that time, the wife had left the home with her 1-year-old daughter. She told police her husband assaulted her and was treated for minor injuries at a local hospital, police said.
The husband, Antonio Genez, 29, would not leave the home to speak with officers, and a Gwinnett police SWAT team was activated about 8:50 a.m., said department spokesman Cpl. Jake Smith. Cruse Road was shut down as a precaution.
Police, unsure if Genez was armed, launched pepper spray cannisters into the home. Genez surrendered to police about 25 minutes later, Smith said.
“Ultimately, it was resolved peacefully,” Smith said. “He came out.”
Genez is charged with aggravated assault for striking his wife with the pool que, along with battery, false imprisonment and third-degree cruelty to children, as the young girl bore witness to the violence, Smith said.
Smith said he was unsure what set Genez off, but that he has a history of domestic violence arrests.
Genez remains jailed without bond.