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Goldsboro Stand-Off Ends Peacefully

Posted August 5, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT

— About a dozen families in Goldsboro are finally back in their homes after a six-hour standoff between police officers and a man who they say is mentally ill.

At about 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, Sheriff's deputies tried to take the 46-year old man to a mental institution when he refused to go. The man owns several guns and vowed not to be taken alive.

Police closed off a mile long stretch of O'Berry Center Road while they negotiated a peaceful settlement.