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Suspect eludes police, SWAT team at Lawrenceville motel

LAWRENCEVILLE — SWAT team members descended upon a Lawrenceville extended stay motel Monday after police saw a suspect flee into a room.

But when authorities entered themselves, the man was nowhere to be found.

Lawrenceville police spokesman Capt. Greg Vaughn said officers with his department were attempting to serve a warrant at the motel at 474 West Pike St. Monday when the suspect in question was witnessed running into a room. Assuming the man — whose identity has not been released — had barricaded himself inside, the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office SWAT was called to assist.

SWAT team officers ended up raiding an empty room.

The suspect is wanted for impersonating an officer, Vaughn said. No further information was available Monday.