DURHAM, N.C. — Authorities were called to Northgate Mall on Thursday to deal with a domestic situation in which a man threatened to kill his wife, who worked at the mall, and then himself.
According to the Durham Police Department, the incident occurred Thursday in the parking deck of the Durham mall around 11:30 a.m.
Investigators said that a man identified as Tony Faulk had confronted his wife at her place of employment and pointed a gun at her, then himself. Faulk reportedly left the business prior to the arrival of police.
While the officers were taking a report on the incident, a citizen reported that there was a man sitting sitting in a vehicle in the mall parking deck with a gun. Officers determined that it was Faulk and, from a distance, asked him to put down his weapon. He refused.
After calling for backup and an hour-long standoff, officers convinced Faulk to surrender.
A portion of the parking deck was evacuated as police responded to the incident.
Faulk was taken to Duke Medical Center for observation.
During the incident, the mall remained open to patrons.