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Standoff at Raleigh apartment complex ends peacefully

Posted February 21, 2009

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— A 3½-hour police standoff at Villa Apartments, off Jones Franklin Road in Raleigh, ended peacefully Friday, police said.

Officers arrived around 3 p.m. and wanted to talk to a man, but he refused to leave his apartment, Raleigh Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said. The SWAT team responded and officers evacuated some nearby buildings as a precaution.

Eventually, the man voluntarily left his apartment. Police took him to get a mental evaluation, Sughrue.

Police did not plan to file any charges in the incident.


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