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Durham police arrest three after man barricades himself in apartment

Posted May 30, 2012

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— Durham police took three people into custody early Wednesday following a six-hour standoff that forced an evacuation of several units at the Country Scene Apartments off East Cornwalis Road. 

Authorities said that a resident called 911 around midnight about a fight and screaming in an apartment. When officers arrived, a man came barricaded himself in the apartment and did not respond to numerous attempts to contact him. 

Hostage negotiators and Durham's selective enforcement team were called to the scene, but there was on response from the man.

Just before 6 a.m., officers fired tear gas into the unit, and three people surrendered. Officers were unable to locate a woman when they entered the apartment, but no injuries were reported. 

Durham police said that the investigation into what caused the incident is ongoing and charges are pending. 

Anyone with information about the incident should call CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200. No other details were released.

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  • ashleye1224 Jun 1, 2012

    and the no injury part was a lie cause those police and swat beat those young men badly for nothing if they got a call about fighting and screaming then why didn t they try to find the apartment were the screaming and fighting was coming from instead of messing with these 3 young men that were doing nothing but sleep and playing the video game

  • jmf1073 3.0 May 30, 2012

    "You keep on knocking but you can't come in......"

  • eyeoneastsky May 30, 2012

    I agree this is a terribly worded article. Ashleye, how do you know this story is a lie? Were you at the complex? I do not mean this sarcasticly. I really want to know what this is all about.

  • mike honcho May 30, 2012

    THIS WHOLE STORY WAS A LIE THE THREE MEN WERE DOING ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING.

    Really?

    THEN OPEN THE DOOR WHEN THE POLICE ARE KNOCKING!

  • ashleye1224 May 30, 2012

    THIS WHOLE STORY WAS A LIE THE THREE MEN WERE DOING ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING.

  • iknowmyschnitzel May 30, 2012

    Wow Derek, maybe review this and then repost. This is journalism???

  • Ol Forrester May 30, 2012

    What proofreader ???

  • steve18 May 30, 2012

    Proofreader:

    When officers arrived, a man came barricaded himself in the apartment

    but there was on response from the man.