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Standoff Prompts Chapel Hill Police to Evacuate Area

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A standoff in Chapel Hill prompted police to clear the streets and evacuate residents Saturday.(WRAL-TV5 News)
CHAPEL HILL — An alleged domestic dispute turned into a standoff with Chapel Hill police Saturday.

Police say Clifton Farrington Jr., 20, holed up in a home on the corner of Pritchard Avenue and Longview Street.

The standoff, which began at 7:30 a.m., ended around 9:30 p.m. when police went into the apartment and the suspect was not inside. Police then began to search for Farrington.

Neighbors claim the incident started out as a domestic dispute.

Police blocked off both streets and neighbors were evacuated.

The female victim was not hospitalized.