Standoff Prompts Chapel Hill Police to Evacuate Area
Posted February 26, 1999
CHAPEL HILL — An alleged domestic dispute turned into a standoff with Chapel Hill police Saturday.
Police say Clifton Farrington Jr., 20, holed up in a home on the corner of Pritchard Avenue and Longview Street.
The standoff, which began at 7:30 a.m., ended around 9:30 p.m. when police went into the apartment and the suspect was not inside. Police then began to search for Farrington.
Neighbors claim the incident started out as a domestic dispute.
Police blocked off both streets and neighbors were evacuated.
The female victim was not hospitalized.