Woman arrested after barricading herself in Midtown Savannah house

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Police have arrested a woman who barricaded herself in a home Friday morning causing closures on several streets in the area.

According to the Savannah Police Department, around 3 a.m., officers were called to the 500 block of Amaranth Street in reference to several shots fired in the area.

Officers learned that a woman, now identified as Desmene Bennett, had barricaded herself in a residence and was refusing to come out.

The SWAT team arrived and multiple streets were shut down, including portions of Amaranth Avenue and Exchange Street.

Bennett peacefully surrendered to officers around 7:30 a.m. She faces charges of aggravated assault and reckless conduct.

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