Curtis Snow Arrested Following 3-hour Standoff at a Church in Northwest Atlanta
May 10, 2016 06:19 AM EDT
After a long standoff, "Snow on tha Bluff" star Curtis Snow was arrested. Police finally apprehended him after he barricaded himself inside a restroom during his grandfather's funeral service for three and a half hours.
The incident, according to Hip Hop DX, happened at the Higher Ground Empowerment Center located at 561 Spencer St. when Curtis Snow attended his 94-year-old grandfather's funeral service.
At the service, he allegedly barricaded himself in the women's restroom. The church's pastor, Dexter Johnson, said Curtis Snow went into an an argument with another attendee of the service before he did that. However, the pastor did not think he wanted to hurt anyone,and was only deeply mourning.
"It didn't ruin it (the funeral). The young man that's allegedly barred inside the church, that's his granddad. Young people grieve differently. I don't think he was here to hurt anyone," pastor Johnson told WSB TV Atlanta.
Curtis Snow was a star in the drama film "Snow on Tha Bluff". He was depicted as a drug dealer and robber who live in the Bluff neighborhood in Atlanta, which is known to be the roughest neighborhood in Metro Atlanta with its high crime rates. Blufff neighborhood is a district located in English Avenue and Vine City neighborhood at the Northwest Atlanta.
"Snow on Tha Bluff" is a reality drama film about the life of Curtis Snow, a robber and a crack dealer in the Bluff neighborhood. The 2012 film was directed by Damon Russell, who produced short-film "Curfew" that won the Academy Award in 2012. "Snow on Tha Bluff" has inspired many rappers, including T.I., Gucci Mane, Killer and B.o.B for their songs.
On Saturday, Curtis Snow could not hide his overwhelming grievance for his grandfather's passing away. One of the attendee at the service, who is also a family relative, Linda Adams, was told by Snow's grandmother regarding his situation.
"As I was bending down to kiss her and say how sorry I was that's when she grabbed me and said 'Help my grandson. Do something for my grandson,'" she said.
During the standoff, which according to Atlanta Journal Constitution began about 3 pm and was over by 6:30 pm, the police blocked off the streets surrounding the church as they did not know whether Snow was armed. Officers with assault riffles and body armor surrounded the church with a helicopter also patrolling the premise.
Eventually, a SWAT team entered the church and apprehended Snow. After a three and a half hour standoff, Curtis Snow was arrested.