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Standoff ends with Durham man's surrender

Posted September 11, 2009

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— A man who engaged Durham police in a standoff for about 90 minutes Friday morning walked out of his house and surrendered shortly before noon, police said.

The unidentified man was believed to be alone in the home at 2412 Highland Ave., and he had access to firearms, police said.

He called 911 during the incident, and dispatchers convinced him to go outside the house and surrender, said Kammie Michael, spokeswoman for the Durham Police Department.

Officers took the man to a mental health facility for an evaluation, Michael said.

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  • djtoastyjam Sep 11, 2009

    Don't be hard on DPD... Josh was a co-worker until Tuesday and mental health is the best place for him.

  • wake_up_jeff_0 Sep 11, 2009

    Yeah...@ 5pm we'll hear that the DPD has an internal investigation on the shooting of a suspect this morning!

  • Journey985 Sep 11, 2009

    Sweet, another chance for DPD to stretch their trigger fingers. Hope everyone comes out of this ok, both the "suspect" and the officers.