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Police situation in southeast Durham resolved without injury

Posted January 23, 2015

— Police evacuated some buildings in southeast Durham Friday morning where a person had himself barricaded inside a home.

Police said the man, inside 607 Ellis Road, had threatened to harm himself. By 1:30 p.m., he agreed to come out, and no one was injured, police said.

For about two hours, authorities closed off the street outside the home and asked employees of nearby businesses, which include SciGrip and ChessonLabs to leave the area.


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  • Lulu259 Jan 23, 2015

    I just wanted to add a comment that I work at SCIGRIP and we were not evacuated from our building. We were never notified of the situation until an employee of ours went to speak to someone in regards to the issue. We would have never known of the situation unless we asked.

  • Flyfisher69 Jan 23, 2015

    Rough place to be a Police officer.

  • jimcricket15 Jan 23, 2015

    Good job DPD. Nice to see this outcome. Hopefully, whatever problems this man has can be resolved.

  • BlahBlahBlahBlahBlah Jan 23, 2015

    View quoted thread


  • jmc3 Jan 23, 2015

    Glad everything turned out ok and nobody was injured. Hope this man gets some help. Good job DPD (as usual!).

  • Itsmyopinion67 Jan 23, 2015

    Durham...of course