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Cary Standoff Ends With Man's Surrender

Posted January 5, 2004

— A standoff at a Cary hotel ended peacefully with the man at the center of it all turning himself in to police.

Cary police said a man with a gun, later identified as 48-year-old Joseph Morrow Stewart, holed himself up in a room at the Red Roof Inn on Walnut Street for more than 3 hours Sunday night before surrendering to police just before 11 p.m.

Stewart did not threaten other hotel guests, but officers evacuated portions of the building just after 8 p.m. as a precaution.

No charges had been filed against Stewart as of Monday afternoon.

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