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Cary OKs police station near standoff site

Posted February 25, 2011 2:27 p.m. EST

— The Town Council voted Thursday to put a temporary police substation in a neighborhood where a man was killed recently in a standoff with police.

Cary plans to put a permanent substation in the area by late next year as part of a new fire station, but the council set aside $70,000 to pay for a temporary site until then. Residents have asked that the temporary substation be in the Cary Park Town Center, which is near the site of the Feb. 10 standoff.

Devon Mitchell, 19, held seven people hostage inside a Wachovia bank for several hours before police snipers shot and killed him when he walked out of the bank with the last of the hostages.