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Durham apartment standoff ends peacefully

Posted October 15, 2014

Law enforcement officers respond to Magnolia Pointe Apartments, where a man who man be armed was refusing to come out of a unit.

— A two-hour police standoff with a man at a Durham apartment ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon.

Police evacuated several units at Magnolia Pointe Apartments on Danube Road around 10:30 a.m. after the relative of a tenant did not have permission to be there and refused to leave, authorities said.

When officers arrived, authorities said, they found the glass-patio door broken and the man inside, saying he had a gun.

He later said he didn't have a gun, police said, but a negotiating team was brought on scene to "err on the side of caution."

Police said the man had not made any threats.

Officers entered the apartment around 12:30 p.m. after throwing flash bangs inside.

Authorities haven't identified the man or said whether he faces charges. Also unclear is why he was at the apartment.


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  • disgusted2010 Oct 15, 2014

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    Maybe when they have some facts or some content other than something is happening somewhere.

  • Duff Dry Oct 15, 2014

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    I think evacuating an apartment complex is pretty newsworthy.

    Also, I don't think they are getting their security deposit back...

  • disgusted2010 Oct 15, 2014

    Why is this news? WRAL has no idea what is actually happening here. But it is news because it involves a gun, which is part of WRAL's liberal agenda.

  • John Ragan Oct 15, 2014
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    tear gas him and haul his backside out....come on people

  • teikko2000 Oct 15, 2014

    In Durham ?

    I'm shocked , shocked I tell you.

    You're pitiful attempt at sarcasm is LAME, LAME I tell you....