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Durham apartment standoff ends peacefully

Posted October 15, 2014 11:19 a.m. EDT
Updated October 15, 2014 3:50 p.m. EDT

Law enforcement officers respond to Magnolia Pointe Apartments, where a man who man be armed was refusing to come out of a unit.

— A two-hour police standoff with a man at a Durham apartment ended peacefully Wednesday afternoon.

Police evacuated several units at Magnolia Pointe Apartments on Danube Road around 10:30 a.m. after the relative of a tenant did not have permission to be there and refused to leave, authorities said.

When officers arrived, authorities said, they found the glass-patio door broken and the man inside, saying he had a gun.

He later said he didn't have a gun, police said, but a negotiating team was brought on scene to "err on the side of caution."

Police said the man had not made any threats.

Officers entered the apartment around 12:30 p.m. after throwing flash bangs inside.

Authorities haven't identified the man or said whether he faces charges. Also unclear is why he was at the apartment.